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Man gunned down in Fukuoka Pref

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Police said Monday that a man died after being shot with a handgun outside an apartment building in Chikushino, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Sunday.

According to police, a nearby resident reported finding the man, who was wearing manual laborer clothes, lying motionless on the ground at around 3:40 p.m., TBS reported. Police say the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

Police said he died late Sunday. He has been identified as Mitsumasa Eto, 65, a former member of a yakuza gang, TBS quoted police as saying.

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They should seriously consider cracking down and making guns illegal in very safe Japan......oh wait.

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Too bad he couldn't defend himself with his own S&W.

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...manual laborer clothes... ...around 65 years of age...

What's an old boy like this doing working construction?

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tairituken-

quite a lot are actually, like a big %

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He was still a "human being", doesn't matter that he was a former member of Yakuza, dead is dead!

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Nobody heard the gunshots? You might be able to say you thought it was a car backfiring if there was one shot, but MULTIPLE shots?

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I think that guns should be legal in Japan. Its not the guns that are the killers its those who wield them with that intent.

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Another "former" Yakuza member? Did he become a former member before he died or after?

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Man gunned down

That's sad

.... yakuza member...

Interesting , should have been in the title

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I saw that, that was 5 min from my place. In LA, I am a bit used to ghetto birds flying around and heavy police siren, but here in Japan and of all places Chikushino?! I was completely blown away!

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What's an old boy like this doing working construction?

Times are tough for many.

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At least they keep the shooting among themselves...

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As long as it is between the yakuza and nobody else. Guns are not that difficult to come by or manufacture, it is probably harder to get ammo unless you make those yourself as well. Fortunately most people in Japan do not have a desire to own a handgun or semi automatic. To suggest making guns legal is crazy. It's bad enough that you can buy a knife at a 100 yen shop, but to make it easier for any insane person is just asking for it.

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I just don't see the issue, maybe I am just a stupid American, but where I grew up I was using guns since I was 12 years old. I never did anything stupid with them because of being taught to respect them. And had proper supervision. I am sure that plenty of people disagree with this but with proper regulations and procurement processes like background checks etc.. it is perfectly reasonable for guns to be legal.

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Matthew SimonJul. 09, 2012 - 11:15PM JST

I think that guns should be legal in Japan. Its not the guns that are the killers its those who wield them with that intent.

@Mathew: That reminds me of a t-shirt that a character in the movie 'Happy Gilmore' was wearig: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people"

This may be true to an extent, but I don't think that the answer is to legalize guns. In fact, if what you say is true, "it's those who wield them with that intent", then NOBODY should be allowed to have guns, no?

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it is perfectly reasonable for guns to be legal.

they are legal in Japan. Handguns aren't cause no one goes hunting with a pistol. What other need is there for fire arms other than hunting?

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Live by the sword, die by the sword.

What was he doing working? Easy. Supporting himself. Probably has never paid a dime into the pension system and needs money. The government needs to crack down on construction companies hiring people under the table instead of raising taxes!

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I saw that, that was 5 min from my place. In LA, I am a bit used to ghetto birds flying around and heavy police siren, but here in Japan and of all places Chikushino?! I was completely blown away!

Uh, I thought it was the 65-year-old guy who was blown away ...

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