On Sunday, a gunman in black tactical gear massacred 26 and wounded 20 at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. It was the second mass shooting in just 35 days that ranked as one of the most lethal in recent history.
President Donald Trump, who has been on the Japan stop of his grand Asia tour this week, took time between sampling the local food and indulging in a minor manufactured scandal over some very expensive fish to comment on the tragedy.
It was "terrible incident," Trump said in conversation with Japanese Emperor Akihito. It could "happen anywhere."
There was only one problem, though. A mass shooting literally can't happen in Japan.Japan has one of the strictest gun codes in the world. Ever since the passing of the 1958 Firearm and Sword Possession Control Law, which proclaims, “No person shall possess a firearm or firearms or a sword or swords," Japan has kept its guns under strict supervision.
In fact, you have to jump through all sorts of hoops to get a gun.
Trump in Japan where handguns banned. To get rifle need written exam allday class shooting range test bcheck 6 gun deaths in '14 in Japan— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky)1509930639.0