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Japan strictly controls gun ownership & they have just a few gun crimes per year

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To The Daily Sun,

Sadly there is NO correlation between gun violence and the violence portrayed in movies or on TV. Other civilized countries also have movies and TV programs which portray raw and bloody violence. That "talking point" has been debunked. ALL other civilized countries have very strict laws in place which prohibit gun ownership, with detailed forms to be filled out, thorough background checks that go back years, in-depth interviews with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. By the time a person has gone through this intensive process it can take YEARS to complete.

Case in point: in Japan, it takes years for someone to get through the bureaucratic red tape in order to get a gun permit. This is one of the primary reasons that there are hardly any deaths by guns in Japan. 60 Minutes illustrated the process on one of their Sunday segments last year. They went over to Japan to follow the process then reported it in detail.

It’s a shame that you missed seeing it. Hopefully, it will be aired again now that we are in mourning for all of these young high school students and adults who were killed yesterday.

Bernadette Loesch