Oh those wacky Japanese

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    Oh those wacky Japanese

    This seems like a way to really piss of the BG

    http://www.rr.com/blogs/blogs?bbPost...lU75MQ6ZtFpSSX

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    That would take some balls
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    The idea is to lob one after a robber and mark him to improve the chance of an arrest.
    That may improve your chance of being shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W. View Post
    That may improve your chance of being shot.
    In the USA, it wouldn't surprise me a bit.

    I've no idea of the prevalence of firearms/knives in violent crimes occurring in Japan, so it's hard to say it would be any different there than here (in the USA). But lobbing paint balls presumes the BG can be struck, that the paint would mark something that couldn't be easily removed, and that the BG wouldn't simply return the attentions with something more hard-hitting than a tossed paint ball. Try to mark a violent felon here, and you'll likely get shot or stabbed for your trouble. I'd much prefer to have some reasonable means of defending myself, if I'm going to bother to help the sod be captured. Capture is dandy, but if we all get mowed down in the process then what's the point?
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    There are almost no guns in Japan.

    You are 200 times more likely to be killed by a person with a firearm in the USA than you are in Japan.

    But even if they had guns, it would still be a far safer place. Culturally, most people have a very high sense of social responsibility. Even petty theft is extremely rare.

    Given their culture and circumstances, I think the balls are a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzB View Post
    There are almost no guns in Japan.

    You are 200 times more likely to be killed by a person with a firearm in the USA than you are in Japan.

    But even if they had guns, it would still be a far safer place. Culturally, most people have a very high sense of social responsibility. Even petty theft is extremely rare.

    Given their culture and circumstances, I think the balls are a great idea.
    Here's a pretty interesting piece on guns & crime in Japan...written by a pro-2A group...

    Japan: Gun Control and People Control
    By David B. Kopel
    {This article appeared in the December 1988 issue of The American Rifleman.}

    For gun controllers, Japan is a dream come true. The law issimple: "No-one shall possess a fire-arm or fire-arms or a sword or swords."

    Japan's crime rate is very low, and its gun crime rate virtually nil. Anti-gun lobbies tout Japan as the kind of nation that America could be, if only we would ban guns. Handgun Control quotes a Japanese newspaper reporter who writes: "It strikes me as clear that there is a distinct correlation between gun control laws and the rate of violent crime. The fewer theguns, the less the violence."

    But while Japan may be a gun-banner's dream, it's a civil libertarian's nightmare. Japan's low crime rate has almost nothing to do with gun control, and everything to do with people control. Americans, used to their own traditions of freedom, would not accept Japan's system of people controls and gun controls.

    http://www.davekopel.com/2A/Foreign/...le-Control.htm
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    chance of death increased 60%
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveJay View Post
    Here's a pretty interesting piece on guns & crime in Japan...written by a pro-2A group...



    http://www.davekopel.com/2A/Foreign/...le-Control.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    Freedom for safety is not a fair trade IMO
    I believe Mr. Franklin addressed this very topic in Feb 1775. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    Freedom for safety is not a fair trade IMO
    You said it.

    I'd rather be free, than safe. Because, truthfully, no one is ever completely safe...
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    I would imagine there are fewer gun crimes, but still a lot of steak knife crimes. Or bat crimes. Or 5 iron crimes! Criminals find a way! I would prefer to "lob" lead than paint in a life threatening situation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzB View Post
    There are almost no guns in Japan.

    You are 200 times more likely to be killed by a person with a firearm in the USA than you are in Japan.

    But even if they had guns, it would still be a far safer place. Culturally, most people have a very high sense of social responsibility. Even petty theft is extremely rare.

    Given their culture and circumstances, I think the balls are a great idea.
    When my daughter served in the Air Force, she lived in Okinawa.it was very safe.She had the same opinion of Japan when she would visit.She said their legal system and their prisons were much different than ours.

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    This is the Japan that WE (McArthur & Co.) built after WWII. Turned a warrior culture into a pacifist culture. Don't say it can't happen here.
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