The older I get the more this resonates with me
"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." —-
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)
see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives
"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP
Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.
So much for a quiet night. Unrest in Ferguson, Part 1.
Tuesday night, August 19th.
Ok, friendly reminder to end all friendly reminders, re: Ferguson and those “it’s okay not to reblog if it’s upsetting you” posts that suddenly started circulating like never before.
Fellow white people and I guess non-black people in general. Here are 2 options you have…
even this very young specimen of cat has already mastered the “I totally meant to do that” save.
HOW CAN YOU NOT REBLOG THIS OH MY LIFE
Your secret is safe with me. And to even it out I’m going to tell you all of my secrets.