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No guns at home, so Japanese shoot 'em up in Guam

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No guns at home, so Japanese shoot 'em up in Guam

In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, Japanese tourist Natsue Matsumoto, 38, warms up for a round of shooting at the Western Frontier Village range in Tamuning, Guam. Gun tourism is a big attraction on the tiny U.S. territory, drawing thousands of visitors who can't own guns in their own countries. For many tourists from Japan, the biggest thrill is the chance to shoot a gun at one of Guam's ubiquitous ranges, dozens of which are tucked between upscale shopping centers. The U.S. territory of Guam - a tropical island often described as a cheaper version of Hawaii - has long been the perfect place to put guns in the hands of tourists, especially from Japan, where gun ownership is tightly restricted and handguns are banned. Despite a shared sense of shock over the recent rampage by a gunman at America's Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gun tourism business here is as brisk as ever. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)

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