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Posted: 10/14/2004 1:50:07 PM EST
Where can I find out about exporting guns to Japan?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:56:43 PM EST
People in Japan can't have real guns
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:04:07 PM EST
<Pssst>

I'll pay 50% more for whatever they are offering.


No questions asked.....


Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:29:17 PM EST
In Japan, the guns subject to regulation include:
•Air Rifles – requires police lecture, certificate, letter of recommendation.
•"Hand Rifles" (essentially air pistols with a rifle stock and long barrel sleeve permanently attached to discourage concealment) – same requirements as air rifle.
•Air Pistols (limited to 500 people in the entire nation, for sports shooting only).
•Pistols (limited to 50 people in the entire nation, for sport shooting only).
•Shot guns — Requires shooting course, background check on your family, lots of police paperwork to obtain permission to purchase the gun, gun must be presented to the police for "stamping".
•.22 Caliber Rimfire Rifles – only allowed for target shooting, require long-term memberships in several gun clubs, lectures, certification of shooting skill, etc.
• Centerfire Rifles – Only bolt-actions are allowed , and only for target shooting and hunting – require ownership of a rimfire rifle first, 2 years participation in .22 shooting events (10 years for hunting purposes), mostly the same paperwork, background checks as for .22 caliber.
Buying ammo requires written permission from the police, limited to 800 rounds stored at home, 4,000 total.

If you're still interested, here's a good import/export info resource:

Export911.com
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 5:01:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 5:06:32 PM EST by PEACE_MINUS_ONE]
You guys have no idea what can be sold in Japan. They can own everything except pistols and "assult rifles". One of the most popular rifles in Japan is the Mini-14. I am asking about Who I can talk to about exporting. Thanks for the link Skibane.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 5:45:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By PEACE_MINUS_ONE:
You guys have no idea what can be sold in Japan. They can own everything except pistols and "assult rifles". One of the most popular rifles in Japan is the Mini-14. I am asking about Who I can talk to about exporting. Thanks for the link Skibane.



Is that so?
It's a pretty common mistake made to think that Japan has incredibly strict gun control laws then, so I'd love to see some hard evidence from you to back up your position.

I'll submit this as a starting point for my side of the arguement:


The only type of firearm which a Japanese citizen may even contemplate acquiring is a shotgun. Sportsmen are permitted to possess shotguns for hunting and for skeet and trap shooting, but only after submitting to a lengthy licensing procedure. Without a license, a person may not even hold a gun in his or her hands.

The licensing procedure is rigorous. A prospective gun owner must first attend classes and pass a written test. Shooting range classes and a shooting test follow; 95 per cent pass. After the safety exam, the applicant takes a simple 'mental test' at a local hospital, to ensure that the applicant is not suffering from a readily detectable mental illness. The applicant then produces for the police a medical certificate attesting that he or she is mentally healthy and not addicted to drugs.

The police investigate the applicant's background and relatives, ensuring that both are crime free. Membership in 'aggressive' political or activist groups disqualifies an applicant. The police have unlimited discretion to deny licenses to any person for whom 'there is reasonable cause to suspect may be dangerous to other persons' lives or properties or to the public peace'.

Gun owners are required to store their weapons in a locker, and give the police a map of the apartment showing the location of the locker. Ammunition must be kept in a separate locked safe. The licenses also allow the holder to buy a few thousand rounds of ammunition, with each transaction being registered.

Civilians may also apply for licenses to possess air rifles--low-power guns that are powered by carbon dioxide rather than by gunpowder.

Civilians can never own handguns. Small calibre rifles were once legal, but in 1971, the Government forbade all transfers of rifles. Current rifle license holders may continue to own them, but their heirs must turn them into the police when the license-holder dies. Total remaining rifle licenses are 27,000. Even shotguns and air rifles, the two legal types of firearm, are becoming rarer and rarer, as few people find it worthwhile to pass through a burdensome gun licensing process. The number of licensed shotguns and air rifles declined from 652,000 in 1981 to 493,373 in 1989.



www.davekopel.org/2A/LawRev/Japanese_Gun_Control.htm


49.0% of the Japanese people consider the illegal possession of a gun to be an offense equal to murder,

www.asij.ac.jp/japan/japan_links/arms.htm
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 5:48:11 PM EST
Now if only we'd bomb the terrorists as bad as we did the Japanese.

From Warlords and samurai to pussies who specialize in animated internet porn in less than a generation.

Maybe we bombed them TOO hard....
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:35:02 PM EST
Your information is mostley correct . The 27,000 peolpe with active licences can buy rifles, and they do. The permits are still being issued. You can apply for one after you have had a shotgun permit for 10 years without incedend. I am not tring to get in a pissing contest with you but believe me when I tell you that the Japanese spend a lot of money on firearms. The only problem is that they never deal with anybody other than Japanese gun dealers.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:54:45 PM EST



I'll add that the number of licensed shotguns and air rifles declined from 652,000 in 1981 to 493,373 in 1989.

My information is that hunters who have used shotguns for more than ten years may still be granted rifle licenses. High-ranking target competitors, who demonstrate expertise with low-powered air guns, are also allowed to use rifles for competition.

Japan population: 123,220,129 (July 1989) that's 123 million people with less than 500,000 firearms, not much of a gun culture.


The US is 293 million with between 238 million and 276 million firearms owned by civilians.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:55:57 PM EST
Xenophobes!
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