A town in Georgie has figured out how to practically eliminate crime.
How did they do it?
Every citizen MUST own a firearm.
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Georgia Town Requires Gun Ownership, Has Very Low Crime Rate pic.twitter.com/ZDQEhW0DIm
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 10, 2018
From Sarah Palin
Amid the gun debate happening across the country, a unique gun mandate in a Georgia city has contributed to a remarkably low crime rating. In Kennesaw, Georgia, property owners are technically required to own a gun.
As CNN reports, the local law which says “every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm” has helped the city score just one murder in the last six years.
Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling said there are some exceptions to the rule for felonies or conscientious objector. He also said the law is not strictly enforced, but many of the residents comply with the gun ownership law.
“If you’re going to commit a crime in Kennesaw and you’re the criminal — are you going to take a chance that that homeowner is a law-abiding citizen?” asked Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling.
Wayne Arnold is one of those citizens. Among the weapons he keeps at home are an AR-15-style .223 caliber rifle, a variety of handguns and more.
“It gives me the ability to protect myself as opposed to being somewhere where you weren’t allowed to have a firearm or it was frowned upon,” said Arnold.
As reported on “Fox & Friends,” the law originated around the town’s founding as a deterrant to criminals and also as a political statement. Shortly before Kennesaw enacted the law, a town in Illinois pushed a law prohibiting firearms.
“It was meant to be kind of a crime deterrent,” said Lt. Craig Graydon, who’s been with the Kennesaw Police Department for over 30 years, CNN reports. “It was also more or less a political statement because the city of Morton Grove, Illinois, passed a city ordinance banning handguns from their city limits.”
Kennesaw, currently a town of about 33,000 people, has only one recorded murder over the last six years and a violent crime rate of below 2%.