GUN murder free v. mandatory firearms for everyone

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  1. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    http://www.murphical.net/2007/04/20...ed-after-law-required-firearms-for-residents/
    the rest is in the article.....
     
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    Would not want that here. Too many damn idiots and gang bangers on the east side of town.

    Interesting idea though.
     
  3. Fire Sauce

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    Kennesaw is a small town? :hsugh:
     
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    id reckon.
     
  5. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    As awesome as that is, I don't see a reason to force people into having them if they simply don't want one.
     
  7. Emfuser

    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    If you research the Kennesaw law, you'll find that it has enough loopholes to allow people to never really have to get a gun if they don't want one. What it did, however, was send a very clear message to criminals: There is now a VERY high probability that your potential victims will be armed.

    The gun ban in Morton Grove, IL, didn't reduce crime. The mandatory gun ownership law in Kennesaw, GA, reduced crime significantly and cut the firearms crime rate to nearly zero.

    Edit: grammar cleanup :o
     
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    That was what I was about to say. Kennesaw proper has 30k people and you basically drive from Kennesaw to Atlanta city and never see a break in development.

    Stupid urban sprawl.
     
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    89% drop in residential burglary rate in 1 year. :mamoru:

    I live literally 15 minutes from Kennesaw and am at work right now in the shadow of Kennesaw mountain. Actually a really nice area.
     
  10. smartypants

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    Kennesaw is wealthy and White.
     
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    Actually 10% black and a little over 6% hispanic but, yes, it is a more upscale area which usually is a good indicator of a lower crime rate
     
  12. ZCP M3

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    Yeah, having that in St. Louis City would be a BAD idea.

    I still want to be able to CCW on SLU's campus though. :o
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    I guess there was a "85% of the population must also be wealthy and white" clause in that gun ownership bill somewhere, eh? :hsugh:
     
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    Duh, it's Georgia:mamoru:
     
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    Yup, definitely wouldn't pass in St. Louis County. :mamoru:
     
  16. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I was there for awhile. Kept my ak with me. It's nice but well I would get bant for finishing that sentence. :noes:
     
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    I did a whole report on Kennesaw back in undergrad.
     
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    I think requiring a gun is as bad as banning them (not that they REALLY required every home to have a gun).

    I think the best thing we can take from this is that guns DO NOT cause crime. They don't cause more murder or more burglaries. There aren't lots of mass shootings just because there are a lot of guns around. It's pretty conclusive.
     
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    Yeah I bet a lot of people that didn't have guns rushed out to buy them because of this law. Suddenly the whole town was armed and all the criminals got scared.

    Out of curioisity for you guys that say this proves their gun law stopped crime, what would you do when I point out Morton Grove, IL? Morton Grove banned handguns and saw their burglarly rate fall. Gun control works?
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    To think that guns are at all related in any deep meaningful way to the crime rate is examinging the issue with as much depth as a toddler would. This goes for both the pro and anti sides. The causes of crime are much deeper, guns just allow potential victims to protect themselves.
     
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    Still have a copy? I wouldn't mind reading through that.
     

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