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Kerry: Foreign Students 'Scared' of Guns in America

9:41 AM, Apr 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Secretary of State John Kerry tells CNN that foreign students are "scared" of guns in America:

"We had an interesting discussion about why fewer students are coming to, particularly from Japan, to study in the United States, and one of the responses I got from our officials from conversations with parents here is that they're actually scared. They think they're not safe in the United States and so they don't come," Kerry tells CNN.

He noted Japan's restrictive gun laws – which prevent private ownership of nearly all firearms, including handguns – and said the country was safer "where people are not running around with guns."

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