Ok, So I admit ‘eliminate’ is likely a stretch, however I strongly believe we can drastically decrease it along with other crimes. We often hear our politicians touting gun control as a method to minimize crime, however I believe in looking at history for examples. One city that has had a drastic impact on crime is Kinnesaw Georgia. They are now going on 25 years without a murder… How you ask? They require every household to possess a gun. That’s right, instead of hindering the law abiding citizens they have went the other way with their methods and it has shown to be quite effective.
Unfortunately the idiots in Washington would rather follow the Chicago model to attach the crime problem, and we all see how well that works. It’s not about the guns.. it’s about control and they want it.
Here’s some more info on Kinnesaw and a link to the full article and source at the bottom.
As the nation debates whether more guns or fewer can prevent tragedies like the Virginia Tech Massacre, a notable anniversary passed last month in a Georgia town that witnessed a dramatic plunge in crime and violence after mandating residents to own firearms.
In March 1982, 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw – responding to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill. – unanimously passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and maintain a gun. Since then, despite dire predictions of “Wild West” showdowns and increased violence and accidents, not a single resident has been involved in a fatal shooting – as a victim, attacker or defender.
The crime rate initially plummeted for several years after the passage of the ordinance, with the 2005 per capita crime rate actually significantly lower than it was in 1981, the year before passage of the law.
Prior to enactment of the law, Kennesaw had a population of just 5,242 but a crime rate significantly higher (4,332 per 100,000) than the national average (3,899 per 100,000). The latest statistics available – for the year 2005 – show the rate at 2,027 per 100,000. Meanwhile, the population has skyrocketed to 28,189.
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