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Georgia town requires all residents to be gun owners to deter crime


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Mar 7th 2018 3:55PM


In Kennesaw, Georgia, residents are technically required to own a gun because of a local law, according to CNN.

The controversial law says, “every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm.”

The Mayor, Derek Easterling, believes the measure will serve as a deterrent to criminals.


“If you’re going to commit a crime in Kennesaw and you’re the criminal—are you going to take a chance that that homeowner is a law-abiding citizen?”

When the law was enacted in 1982, “It was meant to be kind of a crime deterrent,” said Lt. Craig Graydon. “It was also more or less a political statement because the city of Morton Grove, Illinois, passed a city ordinance banning handguns from their city limits.”

As the gun debate rages in Washington and legislators push for stricter gun laws, resident Wayne Arnold supports the law and was proud to share with CNN that he has an arsenal at home. Among the weapons he keeps at home are an AR-15-style .223 caliber rifle, a variety of handguns.

“It gives me the ability to protect myself as opposed to being somewhere where you weren’t allowed to have a firearm or it was frowned upon,” said Arnold.

However, even though the law is on the books, it’s not being enforced.

Kennesaw, Georgia reportedly has about 33,000 residents and has had only one murder in the last six years



If my little town enacted such a law I would:

1. Publicly refuse to do so and contact the ACLU for help in filing a lawsuit.

2. If I lost my suit then I'd file another demanding to receive payment as a law enforcement officer since I would be acting as one by this law.


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    It's a silly, and foolish, idea to require "all" citizens to own a firearm.

    Firearm ownership is obviously a choice.

    My Mother, who has never fired a gun in her entire life, has no business having even a little one, and no desire to have one either.

    Neither does Crogin, but she retains the right, and choice.

     Isn't choice great.

     I'm pro-choice on everything, and hope that people will make good ones, not foolish ones.

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Crogan, Your article does not state the date that law was enacted. Below are the crime stats for ten years for comparison.


Crime Trend 10 Year
Part 1 Crimes for 2017:
There were 552 Part 1 Crimes in 2017, -131 (-19%) from 2016.
Theft from unlocked vehicles continues to be an issue.
Previous Years Comparison of Part 1 Crimes
Part 1 crimes consist of: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, and Arson.
Offense
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Murder
0
0
1
0
 0
Rape
0
0
2
6
7
Aggravated Assault
20
27
25
28
43
Robbery
9
7
9
20
16
Burglary
107
72
75
100
103
Larceny/Theft
373
419
405
426
 479
Auto Theft
25
19
28
24
25
Arson
0
0
0
0
0
Total Part 1 Crimes
518
544
545
604
673
2003: 614 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 2,354 Part 1 Crimes per 100,000 population.
2004: 577 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 2,192 Part 1 Crimes per 100,000 population.
2005: 579 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 2,027 Part 1 Crimes per 100,000 population.
2006: 558 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 1,786 Part 1 Crimes per 100,000 population.
2007: 578 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 1,792 Part 1 Crimes per 100,000 population.
2008: 587 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 1,764 Part 1 Crimes per 100,000 population
2009: 639 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 1,933 Part 1 Crimes Per 100,000 population
2010: 546 Part 1 Crimes Reported; 1,635 Part 1 Crimes Per 100,000 population
2011: 592 Part 1 Crimes Reported: 1,961 Part 1 Crimes Per 100,000 population
2012: 518 Part 1 Crimes Reported: 1,650 Part 1 Crimes Per 100,000 population
2013: 544 Part 1 Crimes Reported: 1,760 Part 1 Crimes Per 100,000 population
2014: 545 Part 1 Crimes Reported: 1,682 Part 1 Crimes Per 100,000 population
2015: 604 Part 1 Crimes Reported: 1,830 Part 1 Crimes Per 100,000 population
Note: To control for population differences and make comparisons between jurisdictions more accurate and meaningful, index crimes are reported at the rate per 100,000 persons.
Part 1 crimes consist of: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, and Arson.

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