posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:07 PM
I would agree to America giving up their guns if the whole damn landmass weren't already awash in them.
Here in Japan, we can't own firearms. Well, scratch that, we technically can. But the licensing requirements are so bothersome and stringent that
owning one is virtually impossible.
Because Gun laws have been so strict, (even going back as far as the 17th century gun laws have been strict here) there are few firearms actually in
the hands of citizens. There are few guns on the Japanese landmass, period. Because we're an island nation, it's easy to restrict and prevent unlawful
gun shipments onto our shores.
The United States was born from firearms. It was conquered by firearms, colonized with firearms. It is ingrained into the very soul of the United
States. You can't have gun laws akin to Japanese or even UK laws in the United States without a couple of things happening first.
1) Close down all borders and enact INCREDIBLY strict import restrictions. This will stop new guns from being introduced to the mainland illegally.
2) Forcefully remove the guns from previously lawful owners. This is the big one. As much as the liberal party in the united states wants this to
happen, it won't. Not without the loss of millions, potentially hundreds of millions of lives. The phrase "Come and take it" comes to mind. People
won't give their guns up willingly.
The liberals really haven't thought this through too much honestly. If they want gun laws like we have here in Japan or elsewhere, MILLIONS will die.
There is no getting around it. Unless they're okay with basically enacting a dictatorship and brutally killings millions of their own citizens, it's
impossible. Hell, even enacting tougher gun laws would only make it harder for lawful to purchase firearms. The U.S. is awash with so many firearms
acquiring one illegally is as easy as an exchange in a dark alley.
So the U.S. right now is sort of in a catch-22. If they want harsher gun laws, it will only embolden (and create) more criminals. But if they do
nothing, the problem of gun violence is still a very real conundrum.
All I can say to my friends across the pacific is this: "Good luck. I hope you find a way to preserve the culture you adore and protect the lives of
those you love."