“Why was the introduction of European firearms ban in Japan successful?” This is a very good question and one that must be asked by every gun enthusiast and collector. There are many reasons why this ban was introduced in Japan. Some were really stupid, but some others had to do with economics.
The main reason was the desire of the Japanese to catch up with the gun manufacturers from the United States and Britain. Japan wanted to be the leader in modern gun technology. After the Second World War, there was an arms industry boom in Japan and there was a great deal of money to be made. Because of this, gun makers started mass-producing firearms and soon Japan was producing firearms at a much higher rate than they could sell them for. Naturally, this caused a great deal of shortages and gun prices went through the roof.
There were many laws passed at the time that attempted to control this out-of-control market. The soon to be soon former head of the Japan gun industry was no longer fit to run it and needed to consult the military on how to solve the problem. The military was more than happy to give their help and regulate the industry. Thus, the law banning firearms was implemented.
The other side of the story was the high price of firearms. The Japanese were using automatic loading mechanisms for their rifles and pistols. This made them very expensive. Because of this, when the law was implemented, they could no longer sell automatic loading firearms were only allowed to be used for hunting purposes.
Now you have the real answer to the question; “Why was the introduction of european firearms banned?” The reason was because it was a threat to the Japanese gun makers. Because they were making relatively cheap firearms in Asia, the Japanese saw an opportunity to take over the entire industry. This would have been bad for America and our international image, but the Japanese did not think about this scenario and it is what brought about the ban of firearms.
Today, we have far stricter laws for weapons within the United States, but if people import guns from Asia, they must comply with all the same laws. They cannot manufacture guns or arms, nor can they sell them legally. If you wish to own any type of firearm within the United States, you must apply for and undergo a license. This is called a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and is available from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. To obtain your FFL you will need to attend a short training course provided by the ATF and then pass an exam administered by the National Gun Association.