I was born and raised and spent most of my life (yeah I know - sounds like the intro from Fresh Prince) in a country where it is very difficult to own a fire arm of any kind - unless a farmer (rodent control) or a member of a sports shooting club - and even then there are very strict rules with regular checks and inspections of how and where the gun(s) and ammunition is stored.
As an American citizen (import from the UK), and a previous board member of our local shooting sports complex here in Colorado, I listened intently to the never ending debate on guns and gun controls. I agree that is the right of Americans to bear arms as described in the second amendment.
I can't tell you why there are so many gun related deaths in our great country - when places like Switzerland has as high gun ownership as the US yet has very low gun related deaths. Some say it's a mental health issue. I don't believe America is any more mental than any other developed country - so I have concluded it is cultural.
Nonetheless, here are some interesting statistics - sliced and diced from many perspectives - on gun related deaths in the US.
I'm a data scientist - so I find data fascinating. I make no judgement.
The second amendment is still needed.