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23 April 2007

Asahi Shimbun (Japan) / IHT

Two fatal street shootings by gangsters within a week — one in Nagasaki and the other in the Tokyo area — have shattered the illusion that Japan is a country largely free of gun-related crime. One estimate says there are 50,000 illegal guns in Japan. The problem, police say, is that it is getting harder to know where to find the weapons. Almost all are believed to be in the possession of crime syndicates, which have smuggled them from abroad in violation of... (GunPolicy.org)

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