Proposals Seek to Modernize Japan's Gun Laws

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Dave Kopel, research director for the Independence Institute, talks with Cam Edwards about the Japanese police and their opposition to proposals that seek to liberalize gun laws. In order to legally buy a rifle, Japanese citizens have to obtain a shotgun license, and maintain it without incident for ten years. Most of those seeking firearms privileges are rural farmers to protect against animals destroying their crops. Current laws restrict safety classes to larger cities, so that most rural citizens can not afford the travel to take safety classes and submit applications. Originally aired 12/07/2011.