Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated

July 8, 2022

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated while giving a speech. Abe was campaigning in Japan’s Nara Prefecture when shots rang out. The alleged attacker was apprehended at the scene, along with what authorities believe to be a homemade firearm. Japan has extremely strict gun control laws and has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. Abe was the youngest elected prime minister, as well as the longest serving prime minister in Japanese history. Abe was 67 years old.

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