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Gun Control

  On June 12th, 49 people were gunned down and 53 were injured at an Orlando gay nightclub. While guns kill over 30,000 people in the U.S. every year, many Americans, powerful gun lobbies and Republicans oppose any attempt to regulate guns. I feel fortunate to have been born in Japan.      Japan strictly bans civilians from owing a gun. In 2014, there were 32 gun incidents, and only 10 people were killed or injured. Shooting rampages do not occur in Japan. Only yakuza members have guns, and they attack each other. Ordinary citizens are rarely involved.        On the other hand, the American constitution prohibits the federal government from passing laws prohibiting the right to bear arms. And, 31% of households own guns according to research by Chicago University.      Gun rights activists in the U.S. insist that gun control is an infringement on their right to own guns. As long as the American constitution stipulates the right to bear arms, their insistence seems plausible. Some even claim, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people kill people.” I believe they are using sophistry. But, I don’t care because it’s an American domestic matter. I’m perfectly happy to live in Japan.

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