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Kennesaw Georgia

Postby qmti » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:22 pm ... cusses-law

Saw this on Fox News Insider site. Law passed in 1982 that requires all citizens of the town to have a firearm in their home. This was a response to a law in a Illinois town that prohibited guns in the city limits. Kennesaw has had only one murder since this law was enacted. Very interesting.
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Re: Kennesaw Georgia

Postby ArmedAviator » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:46 pm

It was (is?) a real low on the books. It was a politcal statement and was never meant to e enforceable or actually mandatory with many exemptions.

Snopes has a quick read about this. It also goes on to explain that the crime rate pretty much coincided with that of the rest of Georgia.

I believe if baddies knew more good guys and gals had guns to defend themselves, and were maybe slightly less at-legal-risk to use them to defend themself (and their property) than crime rates really would go down with a cause-effect relationship.
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Re: Kennesaw Georgia

Postby WhyNot » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:25 am

It's true and people complied. My cousin, her husband and kids lived in Kennesaw until her death and one child's death. He and other kids are still there. Although they really didn't want to have 'a gun' in the house they did comply by purchasing a air rifle as I recall.
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Re: Kennesaw Georgia

Postby Brian D. » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:58 pm

I've checked a few times to see if any Kennesaw resident had ever been charged with failure to own a firearm. Never happened, far as I know.
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