Critics of loose US gun laws look to Japan's stringent gun control legislation and its low crime rate.
In contrast to the United States, Japan has some of the toughest guns laws in the world.
Pro-ban lobbyists in Japan point to the low gun death rate, amounting to barely a dozen each year, as evidence that gun control works.
Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Japan.
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