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City requires residents to have guns

Gueda Springs — Residents of this tiny south-central Kansas community near the Oklahoma border say an ordinance requiring some households to have firearms and ammunition is nobody's business but their own.

The City Council voted 3-2 earlier this month in favor of the ordinance -- under which noncomplying residents would be fined $10 -- because council members believe it's necessary to provide protection in a town that has no local police force, marshal or money to protect its residents. People who suffer from physical or mental disabilities, paupers and people who conscientiously oppose firearms would be exempt.

http://www.ljworld.com/section/stateregional/story/153006
 

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Probably 20 years ago a town in GA made it mandatory to own a firearm. At the same time Morton Grove Il. outlawed guns. Guess who's crime rate went up. It wasn't in Ga.
 

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Residents of the small south-central Kansas community of Geuda Springs won't have to stock up on arms and ammunition -- at least until February.

At a City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor Edward Lacey vetoed an ordinance that would have required households to have firearms and ammunition or face a fine.

http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/448076.html
 

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Originally posted by multibeard
Probably 20 years ago a town in GA made it mandatory to own a firearm. At the same time Morton Grove Il. outlawed guns. Guess who's crime rate went up. It wasn't in Ga.
That would be Kennesaw. I was living in the neighboring town of Marietta (in the shadow of the Big Chicken). The law wasn't strictly enforced but they made their point and it worked. According to one website, "According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, in 1981, Kennesaw had 54 burglaries with a population of 5,242. In 1999, with a population increase up to 19,000, only 36 burglaries were reported! That’s over 81% per capita decrease in burglaries!"

Anyway, here's Kennesaw's website:
Kennesaw City Website
 
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