I agree that mental illness awareness is a much better place to spend the $500 million Obama just asked for gun control.
More government always fixes things! .... right?!
Then you turn around and say that one country is possibly just naturally more violent than another and it has nothing to do with the deterrent affect guns have on violent crimes of any kind.
Please go to Japan and obtain a gun illegally as proof of this claim.
" I remember my gun nut friends all had illegal assault rifles during the Clinton ban."
Bad regulation is proof that all regulation doesn't work! ... right?
Nevermind the fact that we have millions more guns in our country -- making guns illegal after they've hit such a penetration level would be impossible.
"I really can't see"
The point I was making was pretty obvious but I'll repeat it here again: it is actually very possible to make it hard to obtain a gun. Japan is hardly the only exhibit.