A faraway land with next to no guns

With a mere six gun deaths in 2014, Japan has some of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world and hopes to completely eradicate it in the near future.

Obtaining a gun in Japan can be a long and arduous process, one that authorities say has greatly decreased the number of guns and gun owners in the country. Less guns equal less gun crime, and that is just the way Japan would like to keep things.

According to BBC news, would be gun owners are required to “attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a shooting-range test with a mark of at least 95 percent” to even be considered for gun ownership in Japan. Applicants are also subjected to drug and mental health tests and extensive background checks, in which police look for “links to extremist groups” and run checks on relatives and coworkers.

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source: http://www.guns.com/2017/01/07/japan-a-faraway-land-with-nearly-no-guns/

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