Friday, September 22, 2006

A Gun in the Hands of Every Adult

In the 1980's Morton Grove, Illinois passed an ordinance banning firearms. For the first time I'd ever known a small, rural town was disarming its citizens. Typically only large metropolitan areas (a.k.a. liberal enclaves) were "enlightened" enough to take such drastic measures.

The average, freedom loving citizens of Morton Grove were outraged. Unfortunately, as I recall, they had been overrun politically by big city liberals who ironically moved to get away from the crime.

In part as a show of support the good gun owning Southerners of Kennesaw, Georgia (an almost identical sized town) took the common-sense measure of passing an ordinance requiring every household to have at least one gun.

Care to guess which city saw crime drop and which saw an increase?

Well now in a reminiscent action a small town in Idaho has passed a measure that goes one step further than Kennesaw. That's right, Greenleaf, Idaho now requires all citizens of legal age to own a firearm and know how to use it. Of course the measure is largely symbolic because nearly everyone there already owns a gun.

I like the idea though. We need something like this in every town. I call it the Home Defense solution. Imagine a world with no more burglaries and no more home invasions.

I'll bet you could find it in Greenleaf, Idaho.


At 10:53 AM, Anonymous west_rhino said...

Rick, it works for Switzerland and for Israel, though that tends more to be the effect of an armed population that can stand to as a militia or levee en mass.

At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ordinance is not yet passed. It does not "require" gun ownership, it "Requests" gun ownership! I live near Greenleaf ID. It is a great idea!


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