Japan is home to very-little-to-no concept of individuality. Personal ambition is only encouraged within a series of incredibly rigid frameworks: family, community, company, country. I don’t know if Japan’s astounding homogeneity is a result of this structure or its cause. Either way, it’s a relatively peaceful and certainly well-ordered society. Gun control advocates point to Japan as a model of “gun-free” security. They ignore the price the Japanese pay for this safety, even when confronted with their astounding “gun-free” suicide stats. Is America better off without a “gun-free” social net that constricts individual liberty? Yes. Yes it is.