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Examining Korea's shockingly low rates of gun ownership

In South Korea, guns are so highly regulated that even the criminal underworld has difficulty arming itself. But that doesn't mean the population is unfamiliar with firearms or immune to gun violence. Incidents of gun violence, however, are rare in Korea, which has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the developed world. As part of our occasional series Here, There, Kyu Hyun Kim, a professor of Korean history at the University of California-Davis, tells us about gun culture in Korea.

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