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22 January 2002

Reuters

TOKYO, Japan — Soccer hooligans, beware. Japan's reputation as a safe nation might make it a tempting target for unruly soccer fans to stir up some violence at this summer's World Cup event, but police here are confident they can restrain their enemies with a unique new weapon: the net gun. Anyone going wild will be trapped under a net and they won't be able to move, said Masahisa Tamura, a press officer at the Sapporo Police Headquarters on the northern island of... (GunPolicy.org)

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