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Gun Policy News, 11 August 2000


11 August 2000

Washington Post Foreign Service

TOKYO — A crowd gathered as the sound of gunplay boomed across a downtown business district here Monday, and bloody gangsters tumbled out of an office building. In their trademark dark suits and aloha shirts, the mafiosi barked into cell phones and charged back up the stairs to return to the fray; one grabbed two golf clubs from a car to add to his arsenal, witnesses said. It was street theater for the crowd. Gunfire is rare here, and the perception that only... (

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