General Assembly 1st Committee (Disarmament and International Security)


Jan Rodin

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Japan’s stand point on Controlling illegal weapon smuggling

Weapon law of Japan begins by stating: “No one shall possess a firearm or firearms or a sword or swords”, and very few exceptions are allowed. Citizens are permitted to possess firearms for hunting and sport shooting, but only after submitting a lengthy licensing procedure involving: Attending an all-day class, taking a written exam and passing a shooting-range test with a mark of at least 95% Going through mental health and drug tests Having your criminal reco...