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Kennesaw GA REQUIRES Gun ownership?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by evan price, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    This has probably been posted before. But my wife is in Atlanta and told me, which I had never heard before, that Kennesaw Georgia passed a law in 1982 that REQUIRES all heads of household (nonfelon) to have a firearm in their house at all times...?

    "Surprisingly" they have almost zero crimes or violence by gun.
    (Surprising, only to the libs!)
    Why hasn't this success been reported in the media?
    (Well, we all know why...)


  2. Tory

    Tory member

    Another myth in the making......

    It HAS been posted, many times on many boards. It's "news" only to you. :scrutiny:
    And question marks don't belong at the end of declarative sentences.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight; the same media that "buried" Daryll Scott's testimony


    and "covered up" Judge Young's denunciation of Richard Reid


    has conspired to keep Kennesaw out of public view. :rolleyes:

    It was news in 1982 - it's now 2006. And there was no more MSM conspiracy about it than there was for the above two stories.

    All they have in common are specious claims about "cover-ups" keeping them out of the news.
  3. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    This unenforced city ordinance was passed as a sneer at the City of Morton Grove, Illinois, when that city passed a "no guns" ordinance.

    Interestingly, the burglary rate in Morton Grove increased; the burglary rate in Kennesaw fell toward zero.

    Another interesting fact is that although Kennesaw has grown by a large amount in population since 1982, the crime rate there is still very low.

  4. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    There are actually rumors that Kennesaw's law has been ignored by the media? Sorry, it's been done up several times.

    But, hey, it was back in 1982! If you weren't old enough to be paying attention to the news in the early and middle eighties then no wonder you might have missed it. It was 24 years ago.

    How many people begin following the news closely in their teens or early twenties?

    I'm willing to bet money you won't be able to find a shooter in his fifties in the US who doesn't know that Kennesaw has a law requiring heads of households to own a firearm. By the way, the law isn't enforced and never has been. It was passed after some town up north-Illinois, I think-passed a law banning handguns in the city.
  5. Liberal Gun Nut

    Liberal Gun Nut Well-Known Member

    Whatever good PR we can get from this situation, Mr. Myers (who doesn't care for gays, blacks, Jews or immigrants) neutralizes it and pushes us "in the red" for PR.

  6. SomeKid

    SomeKid Well-Known Member

    I know one who did, but I wasn't even conceived until well after '82.
  7. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    Art & Byron, thanks for the info.

    Tory, I'm pushing 40 and I never heard of this. Of course I had other stuff on my mind like cars and girls in 1982.

    As far as a media "cover up" goes, no, there is no "active" cover up in progress and I have no idea why you bring Columbine & the Shoe Bomber into this. What I mean is that, in todays' liberal media environment, anything that could or would tend to show responsible gun ownership in a positive light will never receive any sort of press. Look at Kennesaw's crime statistics. Compare that to any other city, where firearms related crime or deaths get front page treatment and are plastered about in our faces by those who seek to end our "unhealthy obsession" with gun culture.

    I''m talking about the headline to the possible story of a man who used his CCW to save his family from an armed intruder. The headline would read, "Man Shot To Death In Botched Robbery" instead of, "Man Saves Family From Armed Robber"
    Tell me which headline do you think would get the front page today, Tory?

    For every openly touted gun buyback program aimed at "reducing street crime and firearms violence", where no appreciable dent is made in any actual crime, Kennesaw should be the counterpoint.

    Where big city newspapers lament of the murder rate and how many are directly "attributed" to firearms & why more gun control is the proposed solution, Kennesaw should be the answer.

    Whenever a liberal gun grabber out there screams that shall-issue CCW will result in streets running red with blood and replays of the Wild West occuring nightly, we should point to Kennesaw.

    Whomever of the Brady crew and their toadies who spew out that the mere presence of a gun causes violence and mayhem, and the only people to be trusted with firearms are agents of the State, we can escort them to Kennesaw.

    But this is not happening. That's what I implied in my original post regarding the media ignoring Kennesaw.

    PS: The use of a series of dots followed by a question mark at the end of a declarative sentence is internet shorthand for questioning ones' own facts and inviting debate and/or comment.
  8. solareclipse

    solareclipse Well-Known Member

    yes it is the law, no it is not enforced, yes kennesaw cops simply suck (you've heard right), yes years ago some people did get free guns since they couldn't afford to buy them

    that's the story in a nutshell
  9. BobTheTomato

    BobTheTomato Well-Known Member

    Pretty Odd

    I find this pretty odd. I was there on business earlier this year and the streets werent covered in blood. No heaping piles of corpses to step over. Oh well I am sure that I was just there on an off day......
  10. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    Yes, the crime rate in Kennesaw is low. In fact it is on par with the crime rates of other small Georgia towns that don't have an ordnance requiring firearm ownership.

    Mandatory firearm ownership is to the second amendment as mandatory religion is to the first amendment.
  11. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    They passed the law the same time some city in Illinois (Skokie?) banned all handguns. BTW, when in Kennesaw, be sure to stop by their Civil War and Railroad Museum. The General, the steam engine of Civil War fame is fully restored and is housed there.
  12. atlctyslkr

    atlctyslkr Well-Known Member

    I know a few non gun owners that live there. They're not anti's or anything just indifferent. It's not enforced. Now if they passed a law that made open carry or concealed without a permit legal then that would be something.
  13. Tory

    Tory member

    In your own words:

    HERE'S why:

    YOU implied a media cover-up. The same sort of drivel the above mindlessly-repeated "alerts" alleged. Hence the response. :uhoh:

    While the Kennesaw ordinance was enacted 24 years ago, it is a fairly frequent reference on this and similar forums.

    And relying on the internet for spelling and punctuation is like relying on graffitti for literature. :rolleyes:
  14. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    Which is exactly why he was interviewed by the media repeatedly.

    I was present at a 20/20 interview once and witnessed the entire interview.

    The editing that was done was a hatchet job. Thank God the editor isn't in charge of gerrymandering.

    Stories you don't like are given the same treatment. Find unsavory characters who support the position you wish to show in a bad light. Ignore the respectable, upstanding members of the community who support it.
  15. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    IM moving there
  16. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Well-Known Member

  17. ctdonath

    ctdonath Well-Known Member

    Because there's nothing to report. "If it bleeds it leads" ... and that doesn't happen much there. 'cept very recently when Kennesaw suffered its first murder in a long time ... which involved a knife.
  18. Euclidean

    Euclidean Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of it, but then again I was a year old when it happened.
  19. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    Tory, you're the one who said "CONSPIRACY".
    A media BIAS is not a conspiracy.

    Tory, you do not see a media bias in this country? Who is living with her head in the clouds now?

    Oh and by the way, it's spelled "GRAFFITI".

  20. c_yeager

    c_yeager Well-Known Member

    I suspect that Kennesaw had pretty close to zero "gun violence" before they adopted the ordinance. It was a political move in the first place IIRC.

    Oh, and this pops up in the media ALL THE TIME, it was big news when it happened, and one still sees stories about it every now and then. I thought every gun owner was taught this one on their first trip to the shop.

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