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Shortly before noon on October 7, a municipal police officer on patrol in the coastal town of Joestsu, in Niigata Prefecture, spotted a car parked in a vacant lot. As he approached to investigate, he noticed the vehicle was occupied, by a 58-year-old man who was sleeping inside it.

The officer woke the man to ask him who he was and why he was sleeping in the lot. He identified himself as an employee of a company located in the city, but during the course of the conversation, the officer noticed a collection of bladed instruments inside the vehicle. Dozens of them, actually, and not just knives, but shuriken (throwing stars) as well.

In addition to strict gun control laws, Japan also has regulations regarding the possession and transport of blades, and so the man was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law. During questioning, he told the authorities that he’d purchased the knives from military paraphernalia shops or through mail order services. As for the shuriken, he hand-crafted them himself by repurposing lawn mower blades, so that he could throw them for his own amusement.

When asked by the authorities just what he was doing with such a large arsenal of bladed weaponry, the man simply said:

“I like ninja.”
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/10/20/man-arrested-in-japan-for-stockpiling-throwing-stars-and-knives-because-he-likes-ninja/
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datte ba yo!
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I like ninja too
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Wait! When are we gonna hear the news of Japanese man arrested for stockpiling Sonico figurines? I thought it was "collecting," as in a "sword and knife collector, because they like swords and knives." Collector, as in a "gun collector, because they like guns." Collector, as in a "knickknack collector, because they like collecting knickknacks."

So, collecting..., I'm sorry, "stockpiling" is a crime now?

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If I find that anyone stockpiled a bunch of earthquake survival supplies, I'm gonna turn them in to the cops, dammit!!
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DeadlyOats wrote:

Wait! When are we gonna hear the news of Japanese man arrested for stockpiling Sonico figurines? I thought it was "collecting," as in a "sword and knife collector, because they like swords and knives." Collector, as in a "gun collector, because they like guns." Collector, as in a "knickknack collector, because they like collecting knickknacks."

So, collecting..., I'm sorry, "stockpiling" is a crime now?

EDIT:

If I find that anyone stockpiled a bunch of earthquake survival supplies, I'm gonna turn them in to the cops, dammit!!


Pssshhh, I'm not a murderer. Just a "corpse collector". Because I like collecting corpses. That makes it okay, right?
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sundin13 wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

Wait! When are we gonna hear the news of Japanese man arrested for stockpiling Sonico figurines? I thought it was "collecting," as in a "sword and knife collector, because they like swords and knives." Collector, as in a "gun collector, because they like guns." Collector, as in a "knickknack collector, because they like collecting knickknacks."

So, collecting..., I'm sorry, "stockpiling" is a crime now?

EDIT:

If I find that anyone stockpiled a bunch of earthquake survival supplies, I'm gonna turn them in to the cops, dammit!!


Pssshhh, I'm not a murderer. Just a "corpse collector". Because I like collecting corpses. That makes it okay, right?


Of course. Take it completely out of context.

The guy was not arrested for threatening anyone, made no mention of wanting to hurt anyone, had not been charged with any crimes involving hurting anyone. His only crime was having a collection of his ninja gear in his possession. That's it. If he was stalking a bunch of people, and making terrorist threats, that's another matter entirely. In this case, he just likes Ninja, and is probably a huge Naruto fan.

That was a stupid thing for you to say. Really, taking things so fu*&ing out of context. You're too obvious.

Listen, why don't you stop trolling me around on other posts, and just argue with me when we talk about how Hillary is a freakin' power hungry, law breaking, ruthless dictator waiting to happen if she gets in the White House, on the political threads. This is a thread about a guy who got busted for having too many ninja gear in his possession (the Japanese equivalent of gun control).
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Posted 10/21/16 , edited 10/22/16

DeadlyOats wrote:


sundin13 wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

Wait! When are we gonna hear the news of Japanese man arrested for stockpiling Sonico figurines? I thought it was "collecting," as in a "sword and knife collector, because they like swords and knives." Collector, as in a "gun collector, because they like guns." Collector, as in a "knickknack collector, because they like collecting knickknacks."

So, collecting..., I'm sorry, "stockpiling" is a crime now?

EDIT:

If I find that anyone stockpiled a bunch of earthquake survival supplies, I'm gonna turn them in to the cops, dammit!!


Pssshhh, I'm not a murderer. Just a "corpse collector". Because I like collecting corpses. That makes it okay, right?


Of course. Take it completely out of context.

The guy was not arrested for threatening anyone, made no mention of wanting to hurt anyone, had not been charged with any crimes involving hurting anyone. His only crime was having a collection of his ninja gear in his possession. That's it. If he was stalking a bunch of people, and making terrorist threats, that's another matter entirely. In this case, he just likes Ninja, and is probably a huge Naruto fan.

That was a stupid thing for you to say. Really, taking things so fu*&ing out of context. You're too obvious.

Listen, why don't you stop trolling me around on other posts, and just argue with me when we talk about how Hillary is a freakin' power hungry, law breaking, ruthless dictator waiting to happen if she gets in the White House, on the political threads. This is a thread about a guy who got busted for having too many ninja gear in his possession (the Japanese equivalent of gun control).


It was a joke...

.-.

...lighten up
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Stockpiling of any kind is crazy
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animegirl2222 wrote:

Stockpiling of any kind is crazy


Come on! You have a collection of something! Admit it!
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my guess is that if you are on this site you collect something. Just a hunch.
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If there was a vacant lot in my neighbourhood, and the police found a guy sleeping in a car there with a collection of mail-order swords and homemade shuriken?

I think arresting him would probably be the right call.
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He's not violating anyone's rights by possessing them, LET THE NINJA GO!!!
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Repurposing lawnmower blades? Dude deserves props, not fines.
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they not gunna git me for stockpiling pervy merch r they?

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Posted 10/21/16 , edited 10/21/16

DeadlyOats wrote:

Wait! When are we gonna hear the news of Japanese man arrested for stockpiling Sonico figurines? I thought it was "collecting," as in a "sword and knife collector, because they like swords and knives." Collector, as in a "gun collector, because they like guns." Collector, as in a "knickknack collector, because they like collecting knickknacks."

So, collecting..., I'm sorry, "stockpiling" is a crime now?

EDIT:

If I find that anyone stockpiled a bunch of earthquake survival supplies, I'm gonna turn them in to the cops, dammit!!


I better not let you into my apartment then. I've been trying to stockpile food/water for a while now and my bedroom closet alone has enough water to bate/hydrate myself for a month.


animegirl2222 wrote:

Stockpiling of any kind is crazy


It isn't though. Have you ever been through a blizzard, earthquake, hurricane or other similar incident? A lot of times you can't get to stores or stores are not able to get goods to sell and leaving to get charitable goods or to go to a shelter can be more dangerous than staying put. I've not been through a hurricane but living in the American north has taught me to at least keep a week's worth of food/water for blizzards, flooding and tornado. My former neighbor, who came up here from Florida, always kept a large sum of gas to power his electrical generator along with food/water because a hurricane would disable his electrical power/make buying food/water difficult/impossible for a month or more. Having just enough of what you need to get you through a small crisis is no different than having good insurance: it pays when you need it.

Now I will admit to not being an expert on preparedness but I would recommend every household keep at least two weeks worth of supplies. For my perishables this means food/water( three or four cans of food per person per day/a gallon of water per person per day ) along with enough water to bathe( My plan is to spongebathe; boil water in a tea kettle and everybody pours it over their own sponge to scrub with ). For electronics it would mean keeping enough batteries to power all my necessary electronics( flashlight, radio, stun-gun, etc. ) 5 to 10 times over or being sure I had the means to charge them via solar energy. I also keep some wetfire, ferro-rods, matchbooks, emergency candles and candle holders, etc. Remember to rotate your stock so you don't keep anything long enough for it to go bad( water can absorb the chemicals of plastic containers, batteries can leak, etc. ).


sundin13 wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:


sundin13 wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

Wait! When are we gonna hear the news of Japanese man arrested for stockpiling Sonico figurines? I thought it was "collecting," as in a "sword and knife collector, because they like swords and knives." Collector, as in a "gun collector, because they like guns." Collector, as in a "knickknack collector, because they like collecting knickknacks."

So, collecting..., I'm sorry, "stockpiling" is a crime now?

EDIT:

If I find that anyone stockpiled a bunch of earthquake survival supplies, I'm gonna turn them in to the cops, dammit!!


Pssshhh, I'm not a murderer. Just a "corpse collector". Because I like collecting corpses. That makes it okay, right?


Of course. Take it completely out of context.

The guy was not arrested for threatening anyone, made no mention of wanting to hurt anyone, had not been charged with any crimes involving hurting anyone. His only crime was having a collection of his ninja gear in his possession. That's it. If he was stalking a bunch of people, and making terrorist threats, that's another matter entirely. In this case, he just likes Ninja, and is probably a huge Naruto fan.

That was a stupid thing for you to say. Really, taking things so fu*&ing out of context. You're too obvious.

Listen, why don't you stop trolling me around on other posts, and just argue with me when we talk about how Hillary is a freakin' power hungry, law breaking, ruthless dictator waiting to happen if she gets in the White House, on the political threads. This is a thread about a guy who got busted for having too many ninja gear in his possession (the Japanese equivalent of gun control).


It was a joke...

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...lighten up


In the future try to make your jokes more obvious. Jokes don't translate very well in text and you came off as rude, sarcastic and trollish even if you had good intentions.
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