A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Vi...

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

There are 22 comments on the The Atlantic story from Jul 23, 2012, titled A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths. In it, The Atlantic reports that:

In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, Japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.

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OldCapt

Denver, CO

#1 Jul 23, 2012
Yes, when Japanese people go crazy they just kill themselves and leave the rest of society out of it. How refreshing.
Gun Nut

Delaware, OH

#3 Jul 23, 2012
Yeah, but they all look the same and behave and are on four crowded small islands, without all of the delights of diversity, perversity and the multicultural mingling that has our liberals tingling, with a 70% black-bastard-baby rate that could and would make Japan great with hate. They need our surplus blacks, Mexicans and Muslims. Over there, bad behavior is not accomodated or tolerated.
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#4 Jul 23, 2012
Along with "Gun Nut" you should add the label BIGOT. Strange, none of the folks you mentioned had anything to do with the situation at hand.

Of course you're real tough on the internet. Come fly with me and my favorite 6'5" black first officer and try spouting off.
The Old Cold Warrior

Delaware, OH

#5 Jul 23, 2012
Sorry, I did not partake or make that 70% little-black-bastard-baby rate; maybe why the big inner cities are so shitty. It's not my fault, unlike those unwed mothers and others who have made the Welfare State so great, like Pentagon-PAC-rat and Dimuhcrat dependents who want to be in charge of government large. Most white men with their NRA friends and other gun lovers are not afraid of feral gangstah black packs that attack. Too bad and so sad and boofuckinhoo, in Aurora there are no black or brown victims or killers to boohoo or sue.
Gun Nut

Delaware, OH

#6 Jul 23, 2012
White men like me set you free!
http://s845.photobucket.com/albums/ab14/OldCo...
who="OldCapt"]Along with "Gun Nut" you should add the label BIGOT. Strange, none of the folks you mentioned had anything to do with the situation at hand.
Of course you're real tough on the internet. Come fly with me and my favorite 6'5" black first officer and try spouting off.
Posit

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Jul 23, 2012
OldCapt wrote:
Along with "Gun Nut" you should add the label BIGOT. Strange, none of the folks you mentioned had anything to do with the situation at hand.
Of course you're real tough on the internet. Come fly with me and my favorite 6'5" black first officer and try spouting off.
Go away, troll.

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#8 Jul 24, 2012
Sounds like Holland...and American tourists.

Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and soft drugs are tolerated.

Now, if we can get shooting and ALL that other stuff in one place....well-then, THAT would be an adult disneyland!

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#9 Jul 24, 2012
Since we are in the process of redefining marriage maybe we should redefine murder as well.

If we call it late term abortion you liberals will be all for it.
LAD

Temple City, CA

#10 Jul 26, 2012
Japan is an island nation and has a closed society and maintains close watch on outsiders living within their country. Unlike the USA who has boarders and +/- 20 million "undocumented citizens." The USA Government failed in following laws to prevent what we now are living with. Open boarders and liberal ideas and inept & corrupted Politicians have put this society on the edge. They are unable to protect your rights and personal safety ~ these are what you are now in the process of losing. They cannot clean-up the illegal drugs coming into the country. Promises are just promises! Giving up your basic Constitutional rights, which politicians promised to protect, will end your individual freedoms forever.
Ann Fan

Carroll, OH

#11 Jul 26, 2012
Despite generations that have existed and worked inside that island nation, Chinese, Filipinos and Koreans may be tolerated but will never be accomodated or assimilated; because they are abused, and used and hated; nor will there be foreign alien chain migration permitted into that homogenous nation. It may be unfair and scary, but with the Japanese they will not be allowed to intermarry, or be insulted, punished and shunned if they do. Yes, we may be their "friends" but we will always be "gaigin".

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#12 Jul 27, 2012
Bubbletoes wrote:
Sounds like Holland...and American tourists.
Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and soft drugs are tolerated.
Now, if we can get shooting and ALL that other stuff in one place....well-then, THAT would be an adult disneyland!
If you can get Nevada to legalize pot you won't need a passport and no loss on currency exchange.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#13 Jul 27, 2012
Gun free Japan is a police state, and millions of Americans, especially police, want America to be a police state too. That's why most if not all shooting rampages are deliberately instigated by police to help them justify more restrictive weapon bans.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#15 Jul 29, 2012
OldCapt wrote:
Along with "Gun Nut" you should add the label BIGOT. Strange, none of the folks you mentioned had anything to do with the situation at hand.
Of course you're real tough on the internet. Come fly with me and my favorite 6'5" black first officer and try spouting off.
Hahaha, Comair is ceasing to exist in September, you welfare wage earning regional pilots will be working at a car was in the not too distant future.
whatsthatsmell

Pottstown, PA

#16 Jul 29, 2012
It took a World War, a victorious enemy and an unconditional surrender to get Japan to where it is today. Is that what we want here.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#17 Jul 29, 2012
Wing nut wrote:
<>Yes. And then the gummint plants the chip in your butt and then starts following you with their black helicopters!
Before the SCOTUS recently ruled against it, the cops were allowed to stick tracking devices on any person's vehicle without a warrant.

Black Helicopters ?? The new ''police'' spy drones used here in the USA are as small as model aircraft and carry cameras that can see distances.

https://www.google.com/search...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#18 Jul 29, 2012
There is no crime in Japan.
Are they signed on to Agenda21, yet?
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#19 Jul 29, 2012
Richard_ wrote:
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Hahaha, Comair is ceasing to exist in September, you welfare wage earning regional pilots will be working at a car was in the not too distant future.
I don't work for Comair nor am I a regional pilot. I'm sorry you are such a loser that it makes you happy to have other people lose their jobs. But I understand. I wouldn't hire someone with such a screwed up brain as yours to so much as empty the lavatories on my airplane.
The New Cool Warrior

Lynchburg, OH

#20 Jul 29, 2012
We need cute little gooks, sweet senoritas, friendly filipinas, and juicy Japanese to please and be friendly with out mean macho men, making these fellows mellow by turning their hard hunting hurting muscular man meat into jellow, and give them sexual fun until they forget about guns. This would be brave and think about all the lives it could and would save. The MADDs and SADDs ought to be glad and join in with immigrant girlfriends, instead of pouting and shouting, to keep men out of bars and cars, giving them FREE sexual fun to keep them away from cars and guns! Let me be the first one for this fun!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#21 Jul 30, 2012
OldCapt wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't work for Comair nor am I a regional pilot. I'm sorry you are such a loser that it makes you happy to have other people lose their jobs. But I understand. I wouldn't hire someone with such a screwed up brain as yours to so much as empty the lavatories on my airplane.
LOL, industry leading pay in retirement jets, is what they sold over there at comair...now it's all going to go away. Same as ATA, Chicago Express, Midway, Midwest Express, Skyways, etc, etc, etc...I'll never forget this punk pilot over Chicago Express explaining to me that his paying 20,000 for airline training in a type specific 121 program was worth it because it got him his 14,000 a year job at Chicago Express and that I would be on the outside looking in. I wonder how he's liking shingling roofs now days, lol?
vibrant diversity
#23 Aug 17, 2012
I don't think the japs have a "negro problem" so probably feel safe at home. Nor are they a recent frontier society. but they make an awful lot of guns, especially shotguns.

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