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Permission for WWW use at this cite generously granted by the author. For educational use only. The printed edition remains canonical. For citational use please obtain a back issue from Subscription Dept. Introduction In Octoberin Louisiana, a Japanese exchange student named Yoshihiro Hattori went into the wrong house on the way to a Halloween party.
The homeowner's wife screamed for help and the homeowner drew his. The homeowner pulled the trigger and shot him dead. Gun control in Japan is the most stringent in the democratic world.
The weapons law begins by stating 'No-one shall possess a fire-arm or fire-arms or a sword or swords', and very few exceptions are allowed. As gun crime in other nations increases, many advocates of gun control urge that Japan's gun control policy be imitated. Exactly what kinds of controls on guns are imposed by the police?
How do the controls fit into the context of the overall relationship between the people and the Government? How has Japan, which earlier was a violent nation with large numbers of guns, become almost totally disarmed and come to have such a low violent crime rate?
Why do the Japanese comply with stringent controls, when much milder controls have met such intense resistance in America and other Western nations?
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And what effect have Japanese gun controls had on suicide? Gun Possession and Gun Crime: Almost Nil The only type of firearm which a Japanese citizen may even contemplate acquiring is a shotgun.
The licensing procedure is rigorous. A prospective gun owner must first attend classes and pass a written test.
The applicant then produces for the police a medical certificate attesting that he or she is mentally healthy and not addicted to drugs.
Membership in 'aggressive' political or activist groups disqualifies an applicant. Ammunition must be kept in a separate locked safe.
The licenses also allow the holder to buy a few thousand rounds of ammunition, with each transaction being registered. Civilians can never own handguns. Small calibre rifles were once legal, but inthe Government forbade all transfers of rifles.
Current rifle license holders may continue to own them, but their heirs must turn them into the police when the license-holder dies. The number of licensed shotguns and air rifles declined fromin toin Gun crime does exist, but in very low numbers. There were only 30 crimes committed in with shotguns or air rifles.
Including the possession cases, there are about handgun crimes a year and long gun crimes. Today, illegal guns are usually smuggled from overseas especially from the Philippines and the United States by organised crime gangs which also import pornography, drugs, and illegal immigrants.Visit Yahoo Help.
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