Something I've been wondering about lately
How is it that countries like Japan and China have imposed laws against the average person owning a gun, and yet they don't seem to have a problem with violent crime? Here in America, guns have always been a part of our culture, and it would be very hard to ban guns and not have crime rates sky rocket. Then again they're really big on martial arts, so I suppose that would be their ways of self defense. I'm still against the idea of banning weapons here in America for obvious reasons that the media and the Brady Bunch cannot see. It could be a cultural thing.
A Friend Just Spent a Month in Rural China...
she spent a month in rural China teaching English to Chinese teachers.
Originally Posted by spyderdude
Here's how crime is dealt with...
Murder...Rape...Drugs...trials are quick and to the point. If convicted, the death penalty is readily used...no appeals...and the sentenced is carried out in a matter of weeks...end of story.
Caught with some dope...which is hardly likely because of the penalties...you are in 'permanent deep trouble'...no such thing as repeat offenders!
Our appeals process, and punishment in general, is a joke!