There are plenty of places on Earth that encourage the ownership of firearms, but there is only one place that legally requires you to have one before you can enter.
Welcome to Svalbard, Norway. Located in a remote region high above the Arctic Circle, it’s home to one of nature’s fiercest creatures—polar bears. The reason firearm possession is required by law is the large native bear population.
After a series of deadly attacks firearm possession was mandated, and tourists who are not familiar with firearms must have an armed guard with them when venturing outside of town.