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Posted: 11/5/2001 7:59:44 AM EDT
[b]Mirrors and Dresses[/b] [url]http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com:80/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=japanguns04&date=20011104[/url] Shooting leaves Japanese jittery over influx of guns By Mark Magnier Los Angeles Times TOKYO — A Japanese gangster opened fire Friday afternoon in a crowded train station in Kobe, injuring a policeman and a commuter after he was caught trying to peek under a woman's skirt, Japanese police said. The incident, which occurred at rush hour, was unsettling in a nation where guns are rare and crime rates low by international standards. "I commute every day by train at peak time," said Kaori Sano, a 32-year-old office worker living in Tokyo. "For someone to take out a gun and shoot is unbelievable. It's really dangerous; it feels like nothing is secure these days." The suspect, Masakazu Kubota, 52, was noticed by police on an escalator in Kobe's Sannomiya station using a mirror to try to see under a woman's skirt, said an official with the Hyogo Prefecture Police Department. According to the authorities' account, when the police moved in to arrest him, Kubota pulled a gun out of a nylon bag and fired a shot at the ground. The officers then tried to wrestle the weapon away, but he reportedly used the gun to bludgeon one of them. He then fired a second shot, grazing a 57-year-old commuter on the chin, the police official said. Kubota, a member of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime syndicate, was arrested for attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm. Neither of the victims' injuries was life-threatening. The Kobe and Osaka region is a base for many Japanese mafia, or yakuza, and until about 20 years ago, Japan's strict gun-control laws made firearms extremely rare. But more recently, the number of guns seized or used in crimes has risen sharply, said Masaaki Noda, a professor and criminologist at Kyoto Women's University. "Customs officials are not tough enough," he said. "The yakuza are now bringing them in all the time." What many people found disconcerting about this latest incident, however, was that it appeared to break the yakuza's own code of behavior. Occasional shootings by yakuza occur, but they tend to be turf battles between rival gangs — not random shots involving innocent people
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:03:49 AM EDT
What was someone once said about "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns?"[IMG]http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s/contrib/sarge/Oogle_anim.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:06:32 AM EDT
Dang, caught again! Why can't they leave us dirty perverts alone? [}:D] He started shooting? What a moron. I thought you were posting something about another fetish you had, Chaingun.
"I commute every day by train at peak time," said Kaori Sano, a 32-year-old office worker living in Tokyo. "For someone to take out a gun and shoot is unbelievable. It's really dangerous; it feels like nothing is secure these days."
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No shite. Take it easy and don't look under any more skirts till this blows over, Ice
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:16:25 AM EDT
Yeah, those Yamaguchi-gumi's are a bunch of wild and crazy guys.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:17:51 AM EDT
Frikken perverts.[}:D]
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:42:38 AM EDT
when peeping up skirts is outlawed only outlaws will peep up skirts
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:49:05 AM EDT
"I commute every day by train at peak time,"
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Maybe that should be "peek time."
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:51:33 AM EDT
Darn mall ninjas. Caught again, it is the Skirthilftemup Gang, notorious for their Peep and Shoot techniques. Ice
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 2:42:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/5/2001 2:37:11 PM EDT by BISHOP]
"[b]Kubota, a member of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime syndicate, was arrested for attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm[/b]", he will be shot in the back of his head this monday... BISHOP
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 2:57:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BISHOP: "[b]Kubota, a member of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime syndicate, was arrested for attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm[/b]", he will be shot in the back of his head this monday... BISHOP
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well if he had escaped the cops would have found him beheaded somewhere in Tokyo in the next few days. Yes they still do that. These guys really do model themselves after movie samurai. However he was arrested and is in police custody. So he will be found ignomonusly hanged in his cell and it will be called suicide or perhaps even "death by sexual misadventure". The handcuff marks on his hands and feet will be convinently missed... The Japanese will find some way to blame us for this too. Either they will allege that they are getting the guns from US military bases or they will blame us for still allowing private firearm sales in our country, giving them a "easy" source for guns to smuggle in... anything but the corruption of their own government and the stupidity of their own laws.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 3:22:18 PM EDT
From the perfect no crime country, they also have a problem with men groping women on packed liked sardines commuter trains.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 3:37:10 PM EDT
If they don't kill him, they'll at least take a finger or two.
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