The US one of the few countries on earth where the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected and powerful guns are easy to obtain.

Firearms are shown for sale at the AO Sword gun store in El Cajon, California, January 5, 2016.
Firearms are shown for sale at the AO Sword gun store in El Cajon, California, January 5, 2016. (Reuters Archive)

The US has witnessed a series of mass shootings over the last year - including its deadliest in modern history in Las Vegas in October. 

It's one of the few countries on earth where the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected and powerful guns are easy to obtain. 

Debates over gun control have had little effect on policy.

TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan reports. 

Source: TRT World