Reader Input: Avoid fate of WWII Japan

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On gun control, a bit of history from Imperial Japanese Navy Commander-in-Chief Isoroku Yamamoto who said: “There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass,” warning the Japanese War Command against invading mainland U.S.A.
In 1919, Yamamoto studied English in Harvard University, learning all he could about the United States, its strengths and weaknesses, far better than other Japanese officers who had no U.S. experience.
He convinced the warlords not to invade, fearing America’s greatest strength, the individual right to bear arms to protect their homeland and an invasion of the U.S.A. would be disastrous.
Yamamoto, in the late 1930s, was asked by Japanese Prime Minister Konoe about Japan’s chances in a war against the United States and Great Britain. He said “we can run wild for six months or a year, but after that I have utterly no confidence. I hope you will try to avoid war with America.”
They did not, and the admiral was correct, history proved him right.
If Americans let this administration take away the people’s weapons, we will suffer the same fate as the Japanese did in World War II, but our destruction will come from our own.
Dale Smith, Auburn