INTENTIONAL HOMICIDES LAST YEAR:
USA . . . 12,996
Japan . . . 506
Gun ownership is strictly regulated in here.
It takes several years even to obtain a hunting license. Meeting someone with any type of gun, even a hunting rifle, is an extreme rarity in Japan.
Do you think the statistics are just a coincidence?
By the way, in 2010 __ the most recent year this statistic was made available __ there were 600 accidental deaths due to firearms in America.