Kennesaw's gun ownership requirement
By Michael Mealling
WUSA Channel 9 in Washington, DC has discovered a tribe of Americans living a life of breathlessly whispered horror: they all own guns! In Kennesaw, Georgia's 1982 Gun Mandate Still On The Books, Every Home Owns A Gun a reporter from DC acts as though she has discovered some tribe lost in the jungles of the Amazon. The story includes an informal survey of home owners that discovers unanimous support for the law. The funny thing about the survey is the reporters ability to talk to only residents of trailer parks. In a city covered in million dollar homes its actually kind of difficult to find the two trailer parks we do have. It takes intentional work.
For those that aren't aware, I live in Kennesaw and I own firearms. The law is on the books but it has no enforcement mechanism. I.e. there's no “or else” part of the law. So even if the police wanted to enforce it, there's no punishment allocated. Yes we generally all do own some kind of firearm. But that also applies for almost all of suburban Atlanta. I think our crime rate is low because of the notoriety of the law. We make a point of being proud of the law and the metro area knows it.
I propose someone from WXIA head up to DC and interview the homeless on Minnesota Avenue in Southeast Washington and ask them about real estate prices in Kent. Maybe the next unenforceable law Kennesaw should pass is banning unethical faux-journalists with a pre-determined narrative.
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