The US is in a league of its own when it comes to the stats on guns, and many point to the US constitution to explain why keeping and bearing arms is a right in the country.
But the history behind the US constitution's second amendment and the politics surrounding the gun control debate may surprise you.
In this Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan explores three little-known facts when it comes to the politics of this debate.
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