In 2008, the U.S. had over 12 thousand firearm-related homicides. All of Japan experienced only 11
That’s 11 (eleven) incidents, three orders of magnitude less. Japan’s a bit under a half the size of US population.
The U.S. has the loosest gun laws and a gun homicide rate is 15 times higher than the rest of developed countries.
Nuff said. I love guns, rented from a licensed vendor at the range.