That's right. The law in Kennesaw, Georgia, since 1982, has mandated gun ownership for all citizens.
(...)Since then, despite dire predictions of "Wild West" showdowns and increased violence and accidents, not a single resident has been involved in a fatal shooting – as a victim, attacker or defender.
The crime rate initially plummeted for several years after the passage of the ordinance, with the 2005 per capita crime rate actually significantly lower than it was in 1981, the year before passage of the law.
Prior to enactment of the law, Kennesaw had a population of just 5,242 but a crime rate significantly higher (4,332 per 100,000) than the national average (3,899 per 100,000). The latest statistics available – for the year 2005 – show the rate at 2,027 per 100,000. Meanwhile, the population has skyrocketed to 28,189.
By comparison, the population of Morton Grove, the first city in Illinois to adopt a gun ban for anyone other than police officers, has actually dropped slightly and stands at 22,202, according to 2005 statistics. More significantly, perhaps, the city's crime rate increased by 15.7 percent immediately after the gun ban, even though the overall crime rate in Cook County rose only 3 percent. Today, by comparison, the township's crime rate stands at 2,268 per 100,000.
Well, this is proof positive that the gun-hating leftist wimps and criminal-coddlers are dead wrong about gun ownership by civilians allegedly being a cause of gun violence.
You know, if one really, really uses one's brain, one realizes that for the person considering committing a crime, the realization that lots of people, or even all people, own guns and are probably armed at any given time... is the single greatest deterrent to the commission of a crime, be it non-violent or violent.
It's the same principle we'd expect whereas Steven Seagal, David Carradine, Chuck Norris, Bolo Yeung and other martial arts masters are far less likely than some unknown citizen to have some scumbag assault them. Even scumbags have enough intelligence to know that if they try, they'll fail for sure. Besides, Steven Seagal, I understand, actually has a gun as well as being able to kick anyone's ass (the bad guys where he lives have guns, so so does he)...
No matter how much the left and the MSM screech inanely and hold their "protests" and "candlelight vigils" and stuff about "gun control" and so on... I'll never listen to them. They never proved their claim. I prefer to trust real-world empirical evidence.
By the way, it's a fact that shortly prior to the massacre at Virginia Tech, a move to allow gun possession on campus was rejected in the State legislature, with the obviously invalid, leftwing-moronic rationalization that keeping it "gun free" would "make it safer".
Ironic, isn't it?
If everyone on campus had had a gun, then someone would've put a few bullets into the gunman before he could kill any more people than in the beginning. I know for damn sure that I'd have blown the sonofabitch to kingdom come with a .45 caliber sidearm if I was there and saw what he was doing. (Oooh... I bet the uber-leftwing pussy-wussies at StageLeft are again pee-peeing in their sissy-poofter socialist-progressive panties... yep- they think it's scary to pump full of metal a scumbag who's going around killing innocents right before one's eyes...)
Come to think of it, I now want it to become perfectly legal to own a handgun in Canada. That would help take care of the problem of scumbags going around... with guns... in the streets... in the cities... in Canada... killing innocents left and right. Finally, the roving evil gunmen would have reason to fear... and stop doing their evil deeds, for realization that they'd just be committing suicide unless they stop!
It's stupid of the left to feel better about bad guys having guns than about good, responsible, law-abiding, taxpaying citizens having guns. Don't they understand that bad guys with guns intend to use their guns to cause harm and death whereas the good guys only have guns as self-defence and as detterents against the bad guys' intentions?
The police simply cannot be everywhere at once. Therefore they cannot prevent the bad guys from doing evil with their guns or whatever. So it makes perfect, logical, real-world-proven sense for citizens to own guns, concealed, in public.
Make Canada a gun-owning country so the bad guys cannot spread any more terror and murder!