Yet another reason to ban assault weapons

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25 years murder-free
in 'Gun Town USA'
Crime rate plummeted after law
required firearms for residents
As the nation debates whether more guns or fewer can prevent tragedies like the Virginia Tech Massacre, a notable anniversary passed last month in a Georgia town that witnessed a dramatic plunge in crime and violence after mandating residents to own firearms.
In March 1982, 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw – responding to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill. – unanimously passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and maintain a gun. 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.
 
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He may not have been right in the head obviously, but if there was an assualt weapon ban in place, he may not have been able to acquire that automatic weapon he used to kill everyone.
 
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Originally Posted by jp30338
http:///forum/post/2983692
He may not have been right in the head obviously, but if there was an assualt weapon ban in place, he may not have been able to acquire that automatic weapon he used to kill everyone.
Then he would have used a hand gun,shot gun,knife,rock, bat or his bare hands......
The laws try to prevent the mentally ill from getting any weapon the fact that if someone want to commit murder they are period.
 

culp

Active Member
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every one need to remember that guns to not kill people.
People kill people.

the every day gun owner who never has a problem with the law is not the problem. the problem is the gun owners who are up to no good. they are the ones who are ruining it for every one else.
and just or the record i am not a gun owner
nor do i plan on being one.
 
#8
Originally Posted by jp30338
http:///forum/post/2983699
Lots of shootings hitting the news the past few days. Interesting.
Do you have any idea how many die every day by murder.Just because the media decides to put it on the news dosent make it more interesting.It just makes me wonder about motives.
 

culp

Active Member
#9
Originally Posted by Veni Vidi Vici
http:///forum/post/2983703
Then he would have used a hand gun,shot gun,knife,rock, bat or his bare hands......
The laws try to prevent the mentally ill from getting any weapon the fact that if someone want to commit murder they are period.
at least if some one was attaching me with those i would have a good chance of being able to fight back.
 

culp

Active Member
#10
Originally Posted by Veni Vidi Vici
http:///forum/post/2983706
Do you have any idea how many die every day by murder.Just because the media decides to put it on the news dosent make it more interesting.It just makes me wonder about motives.
the media does not spend a lot of time on single murder. they go crazy of mutiple murder and serial killers.
 

culp

Active Member
#15
if they ban guns all that will do is **** people off and people who want to use guns to commit a crime will always find ways of getting they're guns.
 

culp

Active Member
#16
Originally Posted by salty blues
http:///forum/post/2983727
I really would not advertise this, as criminals just love folks like you.
i guess they do like people like me. but where i live we vary ever have any problem with crime. the most worst thing to happen around here is for some one to break into your car at night if you park on the sheet.
 

stdreb27

Active Member
#18
Originally Posted by jp30338
http:///forum/post/2983692
He may not have been right in the head obviously, but if there was an assualt weapon ban in place, he may not have been able to acquire that automatic weapon he used to kill everyone.

Originally Posted by salty blues

http:///forum/post/2983727
I really would not advertise this, as criminals just love folks like you.
I own an attack viper, and an attack black mamba.
 

culp

Active Member
#19

Originally Posted by Veni Vidi Vici
http:///forum/post/2983733
Ummmm wrong,we have banned illegal drugs
and..............
We tried Prohibition already and ...........
that is some thing that this country really need to do a much better job with. its getting bad, look even the drug war of Mexico and south American is starting to flow over into the United States.
 
#20
Originally Posted by Culp
http:///forum/post/2983732
i guess they do like people like me. but where i live we vary ever have any problem with crime. the most worst thing to happen around here is for some one to break into your car at night if you park on the sheet.
Why would you park your car on a sheet?
 
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