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Good question
Authored by: kjs on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 01:15 PM EST
yes, good idea! It tells criminals to immediately shoot if they enter one of
these houses.

>kjs

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not f'd, you won't find me on farcebook

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Good question
Authored by: PJ on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 01:15 PM EST
It might be worth it to mention that the city is made up of only 7,375 families, and the median income is $61,355 and for a family $75,465. There is wireless internet for everyone in the city parks.

With stats like that, you are unlikely to have a lot of crime in any case, and there are conflicting statistics on whether or not the crime rate is from the gun law, which passed in 1982, or other factors. Crime in NYC is down too, actually, as it is in general in the US.

One could conclude that when everyone has all they need, crime rates drop. I would think that a knowledge that everyone has a gun might deter outsiders from driving into town and burglarizing what must be a tempting target, though.

But even if all you say is true, there are serious questions as to whether the same would work in a place like NYC, where people attribute the drop in crime to laws passed to control gun ownership. You get a lot of nut cases in cities, you know, and homelesss people end up drawn to cities with services to help them, and such, and if they are all armed, so that there are guns everywhere you go, the odds of something awful happening are terrible to contemplate.

It's a complicated problem, and no simple solution will fit.

I mean, people left the Wild West to move back to Ohio or wherever there were laws and sheriffs and such, because it was simply too dangerous to raise a family in a place where the law was private guns.

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  • Good question - Authored by: PJ on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 01:44 PM EST
    • Good question - Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 07:45 PM EST
Good question
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 08:55 PM EST
The Kennesaw law exempts conscientious objectors, the disabled, and a host

of other groups. Furthermore, that law s not enforced.

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