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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Proposed Ordinance asks Each Household to Have a Firearm

    Sep 21, 2006 09:26 AM CDT

    Greenleaf Gun Ordinance


    Greenleaf, Idaho -- All Americans have the right to bear arms. Some towns have even gone as far as to require each household to have a gun. Now a small Idaho town is contemplating a similar idea-- it's called the Civil Emergencies Ordinance. And although gun ownership is just one piece of this ordinance, it's the part that's getting the most attention.

    "We've blessed to be a fairly rural area of the state, so we don't have a lot of crime and I think we'd like to keep it that way," said Lee Belt, Greenleaf city clerk.

    Drive about 10 minutes west of Caldwell and you'll run into Greenleaf, Idaho, population 860. If city council member Steve Jett has his way, each head of household that can legally own a gun, will. Along with that they're encouraged to have ammunition and appropriate training.

    "I think the city council is hoping it will happen and that it will be a deterrent to crime as the city and region increases in population," said Belt.

    The proposed ordinance is modeled after a similar plan that went into place in 1982 in Kennesaw, Ga. In that instance there was a dramatic decrease in criminal activity. Although crime isn't a huge problem for residents of Greenleaf, the growth in neighboring counties leads them to believe they too are in for some changes.

    "There's not a lot of crime here, but I think it's coming, it's getting worse everyday," said Art Bailey, owner of the Greenleaf Store.

    While the plan does encourages firearm ownership, the ordinance goes beyond that.

    "The largest part itself deals with emergency capabilities," said Belt.

    The plan will establish an emergency response plan, and promote its citizen response teams and neighborhood watch volunteer groups, a proactive approach to keep the crime rate to a minimum. So how have residents responded? According to almost everyone we spoke to, they already owned a gun or multiple guns, so this would have no effect on them either way.

    "I don't know if it is good for every household, but we being hunters have always had guns," said Bonnie Cagle, a Greenleaf resident.

    "I think it is an excellent idea," said Bailey. "If the citizens are armed were not at a disadvantage."

    We did ask to speak with the city council member who proposed the ordinance but he was out of town. In November, the council will decide whether or not to adopt the ordinance.
     
  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    :bowdown: :bowdown: I'd love to live in a city that does this. I'm assuming this means eveyone would have to buy a gun? I woner if they'd get a discount.
     
  3. TwoGuns

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    Imagine a city group-buy from a Manufacturer :eek3:
     
  4. Alphaeus

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    :rolleyes: You can't force people to own a gun any more than you can forbid them.

    (Now given that you can do the latter, I suppose you can do the former :mamoru2: )
     
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    A chicken in every pot, caddilac in every garage, and a 9 in every waistband :p
     
  6. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    It's a good idea but forcing guns on people is no differant than restricting guns. I do think that everyone should be encouraged to own a gun rather than think that guns are evil and dangerous.
     
  7. mtnbike4522

    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    I live in idaho and never even heard of that town
     
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    I think it's a great idea.
     
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    apparently you have never been to idaho if you think it > *
     
  10. kellyclan

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    Imagine checking the Tax exempt because the firearm is made on behalf of a state on the form 1. :naughty:
     
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  12. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    If you like the hunting and fishing it's a great place, same way with Montana and Wyoming. But other than that they're kinda empty.
     

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