As an American, we have the right to bear arms. We can own guns and it is widely accepted in the States. They've existed since our forefathers carried them, so why can't we, right? I am currently teaching overseas and the laws here are completely different! In Korea, NO ONE owns a firearm, and even many of the POLICE don't carry firearms. The only time I've seen a gun here is at a bank on a security guard, or from patrolling SWAT members. Korea's take is that if they do start using firearms, there would be an increase in crime, suicide, and other mal-behavior. For those that are living overseas somewhere else, what are the laws/perspectives there? Also, what do you think? Do you think there would be an increase in crime due to an increase in access to firearms?