How are their (Singapore and Japan) murder or violent crime rates? A person doesn't need a gun to kill some one, so I'm curious as to what the availability of guns or lack there of does to those rates. My understanding is that handguns are illegal in Japan but not hunting rifles and that while firearm based crimes are rare, knives are more prevalent though I have yet to see the stats for myself.
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