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Can you believe former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan was assassinated?

Japan is known for its strict gun laws. With a population of 125 million, it had only 10 gun-related criminal cases last year, resulting in one death and four injuries, according to police. Eight of those cases were gang-related. Tokyo had no gun incidents, injuries or deaths in the same year, although 61 guns were seized.

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"In 2020, 54% of all gun-related deaths in the U.S. were suicides (24,292), while 43% were murders (19,384), according to the CDC. The remaining gun deaths that year were unintentional (535), involved law enforcement (611) or had undetermined circumstances (400).

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/02/03/what-the-data-says-about-gun-deaths-in-the-u-s/

Posted - July 8

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  • 741
    I didn't believe it at first. As you point out, Japan has incredibly low levels of gun violence. But this shooter made his own firearm. 

    Abe only stepped down in 2020. So why target him now? This post was edited by Danilo_G at July 10, 2022 10:11 PM MDT
      July 8, 2022 2:11 PM MDT
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  • 638
    I know.  Maybe the man shot him because he was campaigning for a candidate the guy didn't like.
      July 8, 2022 3:38 PM MDT
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  • 20
    It's a real shame it wasn't Biden. 
      July 10, 2022 9:35 PM MDT
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