To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.
In 2008, the U.S. had over 12 thousand firearm-related homicides. All of Japan experienced only 11, fewer than were killed at the Aurora shooting alone. 
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To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.

In 2008, the U.S. had over 12 thousand firearm-related homicides. All of Japan experienced only 11, fewer than were killed at the Aurora shooting alone. 

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Assholes & Free Speech

Free Speech. Nothing more critical or divisive by nature than it. It is one of the more important concepts our society: I’m allowed to think and say as I please and so are you. Neither you or I are to receive punishment for our thoughts nor are they to be impeded.

For instance, when you’re a racist turd, I can’t make you not be a racist turd. And if you defend a racist turd, I can’t stop you from that either. It doesn’t matter how you definitely fit into one of the following:

1. OUTWARD RACIST
2. Covert or secret racist
3. Subconscious racist

I can’t stop you. But here’s the flip side to this: I get to call you a piece of shit. You don’t get to tell me I’m infringing on your rights. Because if I’m supposed to just let you sit and be the pile of crap you were raised to be, if I’m not allowed to say what a fuck you are, guess who’s freedom of speech is actually being taken away. Hint: it’s not you.

Criticism is not is not is not persecution or oppression and it never will be. Most of the time, if you have a view you believe you can’t be argued with, you’re wrong. We “politically correct morons” (read: non-bigots) get to say you’re a shitty person so get used to it.

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The kind of thing that sends me through my three stages of anger…

  1. Shock
  2. Righteousness
  3. Futility

…so quickly that it implodes and becomes depression.

And I don’t even give a shit about Miss America. I think it’s a shallow competition that encourages some of the worst things about our society and shouldn’t be given attention.

Look no further for proof.

Also, the following accounts haven’t been suspended/deleted from Twitter yet (report for spam - it’s the only option for reporting them):

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