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Incidents involving homemade guns have occurred before but did not become a major social problem. This latest incident is likely to increase calls for the push to tighten regulations.

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Firearms critic Tetsuya Tsuda, referring to the slaying of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by a man who bypassed Japan's stringent gun rules by making a weapon from watching videos on the internet.

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tighten regulations

They can tighten regulations as much as they want, but it will not stop someone making a firearm! It will be just another show!

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Incidents involving homemade guns have occurred before but did not become a major social problem. 

Err, incidents involving homemade guns have not become a major social problem. It is literally one incident!

Japan's gun laws are already amongst the most stringent in the world. What else do you want to do? Sounds like the same knee-jerk reaction as with NK, as in: is there still anything left to sanction?

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I agree with above posters. Someone needs to shut this guy up before he gets our Internet access controlled by Government.

I commend his anti-firearm stance but One Assassination does not equal a Social Problem.

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Ummm... tighten regulations on what? The Internet and search words? You'll still be able to look up rape porn no doubt, but not the words "gun" and "make" in the same string?

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