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Gun Ownership Mandatory - Crime Rate Plummets

 
Rev. Star Gazer
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Gun Ownership Mandatory In Kennesaw, Georgia
Crime Rate Plummets

by Chuck Baldwin

The New American magazine reminds us that March 25th marked the 16th anniversary of Kennesaw, Georgia´s ordinance requiring heads of households (with certain exceptions) to keep at least one firearm in their homes.

The city´s population grew from around 5,000 in 1980 to 13,000 by 1996 (latest available estimate). Yet there have been only three murders: two with knives (1984 and 1987) and one with a firearm (1997). After the law went into effect in 1982, crime against persons plummeted 74 percent compared to 1981, and fell another 45 percent in 1983 compared to 1982.

And it has stayed impressively low. In addition to nearly non-existent homicide (murders have averaged a mere 0.19 per year), the annual number of armed robberies, residential burglaries, commercial burglaries, and rapes have averaged, respectively, 1.69, 31.63, 19.75, and 2.00 through 1998.

With all the attention that has been heaped upon the lawful possession of firearms lately, you would think that a city that requires gun ownership would be the center of a media feeding frenzy. It isn´t. The fact is I can´t remember a major media outlet even mentioning Kennesaw. Can you?

The reason is obvious. Kennesaw proves that the presence of firearms actually improves safety and security. This is not the message that the media want us to hear. They want us to believe that guns are evil and are the cause of violence.

The facts tell a different story. What is even more interesting about Kennesaw is that the city´s crime rate decreased with the simple knowledge that the entire community was armed. The bad guys didn´t force the residents to prove it. Just knowing that residents were armed prompted them to move on to easier targets. Most criminals don´t have a death wish.

There have been two occasions in my own family when the presence of a handgun averted potential disaster. In both instances the gun was never aimed at a person and no shot was fired.

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An armed society is a polite society.

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Just to give credit where credit is due -

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posted this story on another thread of mine - thought it deserved it´s own.

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Bad gun laws only give criminals the right to have weapons. Every rich/connected/political person that speaks out against guns has a bodyguard with a Glock and four extra clips nearby.

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Well put Omega!charlie
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Thanks Rev, I love the truth. Here in Texas it IS like that, I´ll be saying yes ma´am and yes sir all the time......


And I got LOTS of guns, LOL!!!!


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Handguns are a skill; shotguns an art; rifles a science.
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Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner.

Disarmament is the precursor to Genocide.

Better to take action now rather than chances later. Your choice.
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In our Old West days killers got hung and guys like Bush wouldn´t be around long. Everyone had guns and those homesteaders were just that nothing more. So when there were trespassers it was at a rifle pointed at them they got, talk then get off the property. Sometimes no talk, just bang, off the trespassers flee or down they went. Today, very few have guns, people get their homes broken in, goods taken, and wait for the cops if lucky to be waiting. Guns can protect the homeowners, guns would chase off gangs who murdered many innocent people. Cops come after the crime is committed to get fingerprints and footprints. Photo the dead body how it lays, did they stop the murders, what do you honestly think?
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ops come after the crime is committed to get fingerprints and footprints. Photo the dead body how it lays, did they stop the murders, what do you honestly think?<<<<

Reasonable and accurate analysis brother.......

Call 911 to clean up the mess......


damned
Handguns are a skill; shotguns an art; rifles a science.
_____________________________________
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner.

Disarmament is the precursor to Genocide.

Better to take action now rather than chances later. Your choice.
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Works for the swiss too. Thanks for throwing in some anti-Bush starlite, nice topical work in. Good thing you liberal douchebags aren´t running the show any longer or stories like this about crime rates plummeting would be non-existant. I think my work in is clearly more topical.
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4209

liberals?

hmmmmmmm,, anyways the facts are the facts, restrict gun ownership and crime rates sky rocket

my eight year old daughter knows how to shoot,,it is part of our culture,, will she ever use a gun to commit a crime,,, highly doubtful
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I was just chatting with a friend yesterday who was also raised in the country. We ALWAYS had loaded rifles propped by the door, ready to use. And, NO child I ever knew of would have been stupid enough to ´play´ with them. We were all taught well. Problem these days is not the weapons but the parents. What good is a gun stashed in a closet, with a safety lock and unloaded with the bullets in another location?!blink

Our crime rate is pretty low here on Kaua´i. Seems that only the unarmed tourists ever get robbed. Every one else is pretty well armed, even if only with machetes, bows and trained attack dogs.
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The lunatic is on the grass
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Got to keep the loonies on the path..."
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Hi Malu!hi

Both my children have know how to shoot since about 7 or 8 as well.
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Got to keep the loonies on the path..."
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Both my children have know how to shoot since about 7 or 8 as well.<<<<

And I competed in the US National Smallbore Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, at age 14. Got my assed kicked by Marines and such, but a very rewarding experience Rev.....

Hey Malu, good job with your girls, woo hoo!!!!!
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Handguns are a skill; shotguns an art; rifles a science.
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Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner.

Disarmament is the precursor to Genocide.

Better to take action now rather than chances later. Your choice.
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strongest line of self defense for humans
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hey guys! yep,, grew up with guns,, would never do something stupid with them, and they were always loaded,, still are as a matter of fact! like you said rev,,, or what would be the point?
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war."

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"Gun Ownership Mandatory - Crime Rate Plummets"

...I would also be willing to bet that ´politicians/lying cowards´ would be more inclined to listen to an armed citizenry in a firm, defensive posture.




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And like a proud grandpa showing off pictures of the grandkids, I´ll never stop bragging that my daughter just got a Beretta CX4 Storm and a P96, both in 40 S&W, last Saturday.

(the complete exposure of our failure gov´t in New Orleans tilted the argument in favor with my wife, and she´ll be getting hers soon too)
Leave me alone and I'll return the favor.
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In me Army days I was once got posted as night guard for 300 m16s, grenade launchers, .45s, 8 M60 machine guns etc. They loaned me 3 bullets for the job.

"Hey no sweat Sarge".

(Like I was gonna stick around after the first shot.)

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