I am a gun owner and hunter here in Kyushu. The law, courses, tests and other procedures which you have to abide by in order to get licensed are extensive, expensive, and basically a pain. It seems to me the process is designed to weed out those who aren't really serious about owning a gun. If I lived in the US, I would be much happier about not having to jump through various hoops to get a gun. That said, Japan is not really causing any harm by having such strict measures in place; well, except for helping the local deer and boar populations to explode!
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