Guns in America

America is flooded with hundreds of millions of guns. Nearly half -- 47 percent -- of US homes own a firearm. That's 120 - 150 million people.

As our infographic shows, we are paying the price for it. Gun massacres at a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin are just the latest in a long history of bloodbaths. There have been 50 US rampage killings involving firearms in the last 25 years, and 82% involved legally obtained firearms.

It's easy to buy a gun today, and 43 states have some form of open carry law, thanks to legislation and the recent Supreme Court decisions.