[47] David Kopel, op. cit., pp. 20-59; and Understanding Crime: Experiences of Crime and Crime Control, (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Publication No. 49, Aug. 1993), p. 292. Firearm prohibitionists also portray the virtual prohibition of firearms in Japan as responsible for their low homicide rate; however, the homicide rate in Japan is 2.3 times greater than it is among Japanese-Americans, who live where firearms are plentiful and considerably easier to obtain (Kleck, op. cit., p. 189).