Tuesday, July 31, 2012

We Wrote Thier Gun Laws


crime in 2004 Peter Hessler wrote in The New Yorker: Japan is not a dangerous country. Each year, approximately one murder is committed for every two hundred thousand people. This is among the lowest rates in the world, on a par with Iceland and Switzerland; the odds of being murdered in the United States are ten times higher. In Japan, it's a crime to own a gun, another crime to own a bullet, and a third crime to pull the trigger: three charges before you even think about a target. [Source: Peter Hessler, The New Yorker, January 9, 2012                                               Looks like we could do the same here!