In 1982, the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed an ordinance that required the head of every household to maintain a firearm in the home. The ordinance was passed in order to provide for emergency management of the city. The city is a suburb of about 30,000, located north, northwest of Atlanta.
If liberal Democrats are right in all of their arguments, you would expect Kennesaw to have one of the highest rates of gun-related crimes, but after 36-years with the ordinance, the city has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, leading to the city once being named as one of the top 10 places for families to live.
(Constitution.com) – The anti-Second Amendment crowd is on the warpath again. I live just a few miles from the most pro-gun city in the United States – Kennesaw, Georgia – where gun ownership is mandatory. It’s not the “Wild West” like some people predicted it would be when city officials passed a mandatory gun ownership law. Eleven years ago, “the city of Kennesaw was selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation’s ‘10 best towns for families.’ The award was aimed at identifying the best communities nationally that combine big-city opportunities with suburban charm, a blend of affordable housing, good jobs, top-rated public schools, wide-open spaces, and less stress.”1
Little has changed in eleven years:
CNN admitted in a report on March 7, 2018, that a Georgia town requiring gun ownership has only seen one murder in six years and maintains a violent crime rate of less than two percent….
The low crime rates in Kennesaw only makes sense. It’s recently been revealed that the only reason Omar Mateen selected the Pulse nightclub to carry out his mass shooting was because it was unarmed. He checked out other nightclubs that night and they were all armed, but the Pulse wasn’t. Kennesaw is armed, other places aren’t. Kennesaw has low crime rates, other places don’t.