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Tight laws cited for Japan low gun death rate

Critics of loose US gun laws look to Japan's stringent gun control legislation and its low crime rate.
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2012 10:57

In contrast to the United States, Japan has some of the toughest guns laws in the world.

Pro-ban lobbyists in Japan point to the low gun death rate, amounting to barely a dozen each year, as evidence that gun control works.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Japan.

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