Friday, December 21

"Gun confiscation is the only way to reduce crime!" Wait...what?

Thirty-odd years ago the town of Kennesaw, Georgia, (an Atlanta suburb) passed a city ordinance requiring heads of households (with certain exceptions) to keep at least one firearm in their home.

As crime soared in nearby Atlanta, author David Kopel claims the unusual requirement reduced the rate of home burglaries there quite dramatically: In the first year after passage home burglaries dropped from 65 before the ordinance to 26 in 1983, then to 11 in 1984. The overall crime rate fell more than 50% between 1982 and 2005.

In the recent Leftist frenzy to demonize guns you'd think a town that had made owning a gun essentially mandatory would be the center of a firestorm of media hysteria. But guess what? It isn’t. In fact I haven't seen a major media outlet even mention Kennesaw. Have you?

The reason is that Kennesaw proves that having firearms in virtually every home actually improves safety and security. But of course this isn't the message the media want you to hear. They want you to believe that guns cause violence.

The facts tell a different story. 

Interestingly, it didn't take a flurry of shootouts in Kennesaw for criminals to get the message, but just the simple knowledge that every homeowner was almost certainly armed. The bad guys didn’t make the residents prove it. Just knowing every homeowner was almost certainly armed prompted crooks to switch to easier targets.

In a rational society the Kennesaw example would be widely discussed and analyzed.

In the U.S--home of leftist/proggy media--it will be ignored.

The creed of leftist media: "Ignore all news that goes against The Narrative."

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