by Neale Osborn
Feudal Japan made possessing a sword without membership in the Samurai class a death penalty offense. Today, Japan has some of the lowest crime rates and some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. And the Victim Disarmament crowd often espouses adopting the Japanese-style laws to "put a stop to crime and violence" here in America. Since these people tend to be the same people who claim to support individual rights, I thought it would be good to see WHAT it is they are supporting. So, let us look at the socity that the victim disarmament groups hold up as the prime example of why we, in America, need to ban guns "for our own good". Japan.
......There is no right to bear arms in Japan. In practical terms, there is no right to privacy against police searches. Other Western-style rights designed to protect citizens from a police state are also non-existent or feeble in Japan.
......We, in America, do NOT, as a rule accept this concept of government being our infallible boss. Upon reading the entire article linked, and following many of the included links in said article, I can see no way to successfully implement Japanese-style gun control methods in America. And it CERTAINLY cannot be done if any shred of the Bill of Rights remains intact. Not that I, of course, have any desire to do so!
My Comments: This is a really interesting read.
Why Japanese-style Gun Control Simply CANNOT Be Successfully Implemented In The US, by Neale Osborn