As if that will help

Guns are already illegal so now they are about to make them even more illegal:

TOKYO, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Japan’s parliament on Monday passed legislation strengthening gun control following a spate of shootings by gangsters, including the assassination of a city mayor in April and the recent murder of a hospital patient in a case of mistaken identity.

The revision of the firearms control law is the first since 1995, and imposes heavier punishments for gun crimes committed by members of organised crime gangs.

After the new law takes effect, which is expected by the end of the year, possessing a gun as part of organised crime syndicate will result in a sentence of one to 15 years in prison or a fine of up to 5 million yen ($46,100). The current provision is for a prison sentence of one to 10 years.

Under the revision, possessing more than one gun would become a crime, and would carry a prison term of between one and 15 years.

Just One Question.

3 thoughts on “As if that will help

  1. Killing a mayor as part of a gang activity is one thing, but doing it while in possession of a gun will REALLY make us mad.

  2. Public service ain’t what it used to be.

    But then, there is the bother of making an appointment with the Mayor, getting your parking validated, cleaning your gun after….

    /end sarcasm

    What part of punishing the actor (murderer) for the act (murder) rather than the props (gun, knife, baseball bat, bare hands) don’t they understand?

  3. Likely they’re doing this not because they fail to understand but precisely because they do understand.

    Trying to convince an actor (politician) that his act is an act is an act of futility. He’s been polishing that act all his life and he’s had a good deal of success with it. Even letting him know that you’re on to him is a waste of time. That just proves to him that he’s a better player than you.

    There must be consequences for him that outweigh his gains.

    You can not appeal to the morals and conscience of a sociopath.

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