Mayor of Nagasaki Assassinated
The Mayor of Nagasaki died earlier today after being shot by a gangster in a subway station:
|The motive for the shooting remained unclear, but public broadcaster NHK said Shiroo was upset at the city's handling of a traffic accident four years ago in which his car was damaged as it passed a public works construction site.|
In other words, the killer was completely off his rocker. His car was damaged, so he whacked a public official over the affront.
Nonetheless, this report can't be right. There are extremely tough gun laws in Japan.
|Japan has very strict gun control laws... The last known murder of a politician in Japan was in October 2002, when lower house member Koki Ishii was stabbed to death by a member of a right-wing group in front of his Tokyo home.|
I suppose the knife-control laws didn't work either.
There's a lesson here somewhere, though you probably won't see it reported on CNN.