Japan’s Shinzo Abe assassinated

| July 8, 2022

Police tackle someone they suspect had shot Shinzo Abe. (Fox News/The Asahi Shinbun/REUTERS)

Former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was recently assassinated. Police captured the individual they believe had pulled the trigger. One of the reasons that this comes as a shock to the Japanese is that Japan has strict gun control laws. In 1958, a law was passed banning guns and swords.

From Fox News:

Biden worked with the former Japanese prime minister for five years during his tenure as vice president from 2009 to 2017.

Abe was the longest-serving prime minister for Japan and held the post for eight consecutive years beginning in 2012.

His tenure was remarkable not only because Japan’s election scene has historically seen relatively high turnover, but because Abe abruptly ended his first term after serving only one year from 2006 to 2007 due to complications relating to his ulcerative colitis, a chronic condition.

Biden championed his dedication to promoting democracy not only in Japan but around the world.

“His vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific will endure,” the president said. “Above all, he cared deeply about the Japanese people and dedicated his life to their service. Even at the moment he was attacked, he was engaged in the work of democracy.”

The news of the former prime minister’s death sent global shock waves in part because of Japan’s ranking as one of the world’s safest countries to live in along with its well-known strict gun laws.

Gun violence in Japan has been extremely rare for several decades following a 1958 law that barred guns and swords.

Japanese civilians can obtain firearms if they complete a 13-step program that requires them to join a hunting or shooting club and includes an in-depth background and evaluation process.

Fox News has the article here.

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You can’t legislate away evil or control the gunz with laws. Even money this was a political hit job.

Rest in Peace Mr. Abe as you join the Spirits of your Ancestors.


You can’t legislate it away, but you can a a hell of a lot better than we are doing.

Japan has 1/3 the population as the US and 1/3000th the number of firearm deaths.

I am pro second amendment, but the firearm regime we have now is ridiculous. Incoherent,


I am pro second amendment”

You keep saying these words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean..


That’s like a vampire saying he likes crucifixes, holy water and sunlight.


“Japan has 1/3 the population as the US and 1/3000th the number of firearm deaths.”

That’s an apples and oranges comparison, Lars, and you know it. Japan is almost 97% Japanese, both racially and culturally. They traditionally have strictly controlled immigration to maintain their racial/cultural purity.

Think perhaps if you factored out all the firearms crimes attributable to blacks and Latinos in the US, that the disparity you cite between Japan and America might just narrow some? Hmm? 🤔  🙄  🤔 


But the tentacle’s?


Tentacle anime porn is a thing there, of course… Lars probably likes worse though.

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Considering this description of him


I’m surprised that you and your antifa buddies aren’t applauding this Commissar, or at least saying he deserved it…


Lars, your inanity surpasses all credulity, it is truly abysmal in scope and compass.

  • Were one to enforce the laws we have now, it would reduce a lot of the violence.
  • Were we to repeal the completely insane liberal policy of paying women to have children without having a husband, much of the damaged generations would be in better condition, and the future generations saved from your insanity.
  • Were we to repeal the cruel liberal’s laws that prevent the mentally ill from receiving proper care, they and society would fare far better.
  • But no, your Faucian prescription is more of the same, ignoring the multitudinous failures of your irrational policies.

In short – move to Venezuela you cretin.

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Hey shit-for-brains, despite the strict Gun Laws over there, Europe still has gun crimes.

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One of the best things about this country is the exit door is always unlocked from the inside. Feel free to use it and go to an area you like better. You won’t be missed.

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The Biden Administration tore that door off of the hinges and threw it away.


I stupidly gave you a thumbs up. It was stupid because I
have done it before. No excuse and I promise to pay closer
attention next time. Nice to see you still posting shit.


Lars: I found a sale just for you!!!


Jeez, the brainless cuttlefish is back. Maybe all those shootings nightly in Oakland has him fired up.


Ridiculous and incoherent. Absofuckinglutely. Wait, we’re not talking about your posts?


“You can’t legislate it away, but you can a a hell of a lot better than we are doing.”

Fully enforcing the laws already in place would be a good start, douchebag.

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You said it all in a nutshell right there. Look at every crime-infested hellhole of a major city and you’ll see bunches lazy or incompetent Prosecutors and/or Judges letting criminals right back out on the street!


No security that I could see. Tragic.


He had security, but none of them were protecting his six. The are the guys who tackled the shooter after he fired.


Paid off?


I’d hate to take away the period of mourning, truly I hope Mister Abe Rests in Peace, but CNN is up to their ‘America bad bs’ again for reasons.

Headline: “Shootings are extremely rare in Japan because of strict gun ownership laws”,
The article contains the below chart. After provisos and manipulations 200+/100k “gun-related homicides in the US per year” which is horseshit. 13.900ish gun homicides in 2019 says CNN, welp:

Which is a lie. CNN is a liar who lies.
They also fail to mention that these homicides with ‘ebil’ guns are predominantly in cities(1) and there is one justifiable homicide with a gun for 42 murders, irrespective of cause(2).

1. https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/murder-map-deadliest-u-s-cities/#app

2. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2019/crime-in-the-u.s.-2019/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-15.xls

Long story even shorterer: fuck CNN


CNN can sit and spin for all I care. Those laws clearly did doodley at stopping this assassination. An assassination of a former Prime Minister at that.

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In 2018 Japan had a murder rate of .26/100k, these US 4.96/100k.

How come it’s ok to say Japan has a less murderous/violent culture (at least currently) but you can’t say some cultures in the US are more violent than others?

Just look at the FBI table 6, can infer a lot of data rigt durr.





Saved from Mod Jail.


Thanks. Not sure if it was links or a fat finger at ID Czech (accidental then intentional sic).

I’ll try to keep my TAH nose clean re both. Thanks again.


You pegged the limiter on embedded links- it kicks in at four.
Not that anyone stops there- right, ninja?


Appreciate the plot graph, Roh. See the US on the top right? That means:

WE’RE #1
WE’RE #1
WE’RE #1

For all the statisticians in the crowd, you know you delete the highest and lowest values for statistic “black magic”.

Seriously though, watched the various clips of the assassination. Truly sad.


As ol’ Poe pointed out to Lars up above, the US drops waaay down on that list when you factor out firearms crime perpetrated by blacks and Hispanics:

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates for Homicides, by Race/Ethnicity— United States, 1999–2015 | MMWR (cdc.gov)


Same if you exclude democrat run cities, though those demographics overlap quite a bit…


When I was living in Japan, Abe was serving his second run as Prime Minister of Japan. I remember when President Trump was visiting Fleet Activities Yokosuka with Shinzo Abe. I even saw one of the helicopters ferrying them around (I do not know if it was Trump or Abe). There were Japanese police everywhere.

Rest in peace Shinzo Abe. May the spirits of the Samurai guide and protect you.


Shooter arrested at scene. Word was the gun was hand made or possibly 3D printed.

ETA- Going to be a pipe shotgun.

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The gun is reported to be a double barred homemade creation that fired two shotgun shells. This explains the two rapid shots and the medical personnel being unable to save the man. With very little skill and readily available materials, anyone can make a zipgun capable of firing a pair of shotgun shells. A couple of short pieces of pipe taped together would make the barrels. A pair of elastic operated hammers could be made out of anything, with nail tips as firing pins. Then installed on a wooden hand stock with forearm, and you have your lethal weapon. It could easily be concealed in the bag in the photo since it could be made so that it was only 15 to 20 inches long.


There is a photo on the NY Post story that shows the assassin made his weapon in a manner very similar to my speculation on creation of a shotgun zipgun. It was two sections of capped steel pipe taped to a piece of wood.


The “word” is false. It was made with two short sections of capped steel pipe taped to a small piece of plywood. No printer was needed for what the killer created.


Japan’s bomb guys just pulled this beast out of the shooters house.


Is that a bomb of some kind or another homemade gun? Almost looks like a launcher of some kind.


He used a two barrel version it.


9-barrel pipe shotgun, I think.
Dude was seriously after blood.


Reminds me of the shenanigans pulled by several Marxist groups in Japan during the 1970s that I read about on Wikipedia. The JCP (Japanese Communist Party) being one of them.


Wonder if he made his own ammo.
Spent CO2 cartridges fit nicely into 3/4 pipe.


According to reports, the propellant was black powder, which explains the white smoke.


Doesn’t take a lot of knowhow to make that..


Shinzo Abe’s killer was a man named Tetsuya Yamagami. He was a local resident of Nara, where Abe was visiting. His apartment was full of similar devices he’d made. Yamagami said he killed Abe due to “dissatisfaction” with him, though not Abe’s party or political views, and his rumored membership in a group (which has not been released at this time by police).
I think it’s either going to be alleged Yakuza ties or crazy “Illuminati” stuff.


Could be the ChiComs; they were quite pleased with his death. Nick Rowe comes to mind, as murder is a fundamental tool of Communism. There are over a hundred million exhibits as proof.

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Communism ONLY killed over 120 million people during the 20th Century, and we still have its useful idiots always wanting to give it just one more chance!

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My thoughts to his family.