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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:48 AM

 

In Japan, even the gun enthusiasts are in favor of gun control

ISEHARA, Japan — Chiaki Sakurai heard a story from his shooting buddies about an American school in Japan.

“I heard that there’s an American school here that has a sign out front saying ‘No guns,’ ” he said incredulously one day this week during a break from target practice at a shooting range. “The school has a sign, even though it’s in Japan!”

It’s not the prohibition that shocked Sakurai, a 56-year-old who has been shooting competitively for three decades, but the idea that such a sign would ever be needed. Why would anyone be carrying a gun at all, let alone into a school?

The story about the sign might be an urban legend, but Sakurai’s astonishment was totally unfeigned.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-japan-even-the-gun-enthusiasts-are-in-favor-of-gun-control/2015/06/27/283cfaea-19a6-11e5-bed8-1093ee58dad0_story.html

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SecularMotion Jun 2015 OP
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2015 #1
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2015 #2
Shamash Jun 2015 #3
clffrdjk Jun 2015 #4
hack89 Jun 2015 #5
sarisataka Jun 2015 #6
Fred Sanders Jun 2015 #7
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2015 #8
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2015 #10
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2015 #9
jimmy the one Jun 2015 #11
ileus Jun 2015 #12
beevul Jun 2015 #13
DonP Jun 2015 #14
Eleanors38 Jun 2015 #15

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 08:08 AM

1. You control folks...

...need to first accept that you're thinking inside the box. Denying that there is a box doesn't help with that.

"The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside." - Allan Bloom

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 08:20 AM

2. Well, golly, if some guy in Japan thnks so what're we waiting for?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 08:36 AM

3. Hey Secular

 

Since it is almost reflexive for gun control advocates to pad their numbers by including suicides and implying that we could save all those lives if we could just ban those nasty guns...

What's the suicide rate in gun-free Japan? Because last I heard it was higher than the US suicide rate and murder rate combined.

I bring this up because I wanted to know if international, cross-cultural comparisons are valid when anyone makes them, or if it is only when it serves your purposes to use them? And as long as we're on the topic of Japan, perhaps you could extoll the virtues of a culture so controlled that you need permission from the prefectural public safety commission to buy a kitchen knife?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 11:19 AM

4. In Japan......

 

Not exactly a great way to start a discussion on how things should be done here.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 11:19 AM

5. That's nice. nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 11:54 AM

6. Buffalo SPAMBURGER™ Hamburgers

Buffalo SPAMBURGER™ Hamburgers

Buffalo wings aren't made out of buffaloes. Neither are tasty Buffalo SPAMBURGER® Hamburgers. They're made out of SPAM® Classic prepared with hot wing sauce to give you a spicy kick in the Kaiser buns.

Ingredients
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
1 12-ounce can SPAM® Classic, cut into 8 slices
4 Kaiser rolls, split and toasted
4 lettuce leaves
1/2 cup prepared hot wing sauce
1/4 cup ranch or blue cheese salad dressing
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Directions
1
Dip SPAM® into hot wing sauce. In skillet, sauté SPAM® in oil until golden brown.
2
Spread bottom half of each roll with dressing. Layer with lettuce, SPAM® and onion. Top with crumbled blue cheese. Cover with top halves of rolls. Serve with celery and carrot sticks.
http://m.spam.com/recipes/Buffalo-SPAMBURGERS

The article goes on to say Sakurai-san owns eight different guns. Is he still a gun humper?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:24 PM

7. Indeed the entire world is shaking their heads at American reverence of guns, as they once did about

the Dixie Swasrika being revered.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:03 PM

8. I wish Americans could gain half the tolerance you show groups like ISIS.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:05 PM

10. ...or crypto-fascists like Putin

 

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:04 PM

9. "What's the suicide rate in gun-free Japan?"

 

To further quote from Shamash's post upthread

I bring this up because I wanted to know if international, cross-cultural comparisons are valid when anyone makes them, or if it is only when it serves your purposes to use them?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 04:32 PM

11. similar in britain

It’s not the prohibition that shocked Sakurai, a 56-year-old who has been shooting competitively for three decades, but the idea that such a sign would ever be needed. Why would anyone be carrying a gun at all, let alone into a school

Similar in Britain, where most all 'rightwing' tories would be appalled at allowing what are termed assault rifles in America. They are tories, but still they are socialist. Same with most all of them tories on handguns, they support the handgun ban across the country, except for the most far rightwing of them tories, unless I heard wrong.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 05:33 PM

12. I'm for gun control...all firearms should be carefully used.

safety first.....



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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 03:48 PM

13. Yet every single one would be blocked from bansalot.

 

You know its true.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 04:03 PM

14. Now I'm confused?

 

In the past few days the controller types have suggested we need to be more like:

Australia (watch that "comedy" guy another 12 times and it gets funnier every single time)

Japan (see, even the one gun owner we found in Japan likes control)

Britain (even the conservatives don't want handguns or scary black rifles and we're not too happy about that Wustof carving knife either)

So hard to decide which to ignore as utterly irrelevant first.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 04:30 PM

15. The WaPo is recruiting in Japan, now?

 

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