Date sent: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 10:58:28 -0700 (PDT) From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Re: GUNS: Emotional IQ: assumptions and our senses( wsGUNS: Shooting of Japanese student did happen) Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> QueeneMUSE@aol.com wrote:
> >This brings up a point I have always pondered. Any moderately intelligent
> >person from OUR CULTURE, would know a gun at night from twenty paces, but a
> >Japanese student raised in a totally gunless environment would obvoiusly find
> >this behavior so far-fetched
> Japanese culture isn't totally gun-free; the crooks have plenty of guns
> but don't need to use them because they've traditionally been able to do
> much better by simply extorting money from Japanese business... that's now
> changing as the economy worsens. Not to mention the extremely violent
> Japanese media, where guns are common.
> And again, you're being 'careless and frivolous about facts'. He wasn't
> shot from twenty paces, and if he had been I'd certainly have supported
> a murder conviction. The home owner was holding a .44 magnum revolver --
> which, if you've never shot one, is a *very* big gun -- and shot him from
> a few feet away. You can't seriously claim that he didn't know the guy had
> a gun.
He certainly knew it when the barrel flashed and the bullets hit him, email@example.com
> P.S. there's been at least one school massacre in Japan, but the kid did it
> the traditional way, beheading the others with a sword.