Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.1, pp. 38-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.1: Overview of Owner Licensing Criteria and Genuine Reasons for Owning a Firearm

Japan

Age: 18 (20 for hunting guns), 14 (air guns)

Mental Health: YES

Drug Dependency: YES

Criminal Record: YES (the criminal conviction includes violence)

Public Security or Safety: YES

Competency: Yes (for hunting guns and air rifles)

Reason Required? YES

Hunting: YES (and extermination)

Target/Sport Shooting: YES

Profession: YES (eg. animal anesthesia; butchery; fishery; industrial uses)

Performance: YES

Collection: YES (museum exhibitions)

Personal Protection: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

ID: Q5420

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