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Adriaan Basson | Tavern shootings: The problem is guns, not booze

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Forensic pathology service vehicles outside Nomzamo Tavern in Orlando East waiting to collect the bodies of patrons killed on Saturday night.
Forensic pathology service vehicles outside Nomzamo Tavern in Orlando East waiting to collect the bodies of patrons killed on Saturday night.
PHOTO: Ntwaagae Seleka/News24

How many innocent people must be mowed down before we consider much harsher gun control legislation in South Africa? asks Adriaan Basson.

In the whole of 2021, 10 people were killed with guns in Japan. This fact stuck with me after reading about the outrage in the Asian country with a population of 125 million, following the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe last week.

Abe was shot at a political rally by an assassin with a homemade firearm. Japan has been outraged by this freakish incident and its already very strict gun control laws will probably be further tightened as a result.

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