However, Detective X said police sometimes misuse their weapons: “A few years ago, an officer on duty used his gun to kill himself — clearly non-designated usage, so that’s a crime.” He was charged posthumously to publicly show that even the dead can’t get away with breaking the firearms laws, and to shame his family. It may seem like overkill but it drives home the point.
Go read the article. You may need anti-acid after you are done.
Even understanding that Japan has nothing that looks like a tenth generation xerocopy of our Bill Or Rights, the lengths that the government goes to control guns is simply mind-blowing. If it does not confirm once and for all that gun control is about control and not about the guns, I don’t know what else could be.
“Japan is basically a place where only yakuza and cops have guns,”
Never heard a version of that one, Have we?