Requiring firearms in the home:

GEUDA SPRINGS, Kan. — Residents of this tiny south-central Kansas community have passed an ordinance requiring most households to have guns and ammunition.

Noncomplying residents would be fined $10 under the ordinance, passed 3-2 earlier this month by City Council members who thought it would help protect the town of 210 people. Those who suffer from physical or mental disabilities, paupers and people who conscientiously oppose firearms would be exempt.

Of course, this ordinance won’t be proactively enforced, hence the minimal fine. The point is that the bad guys now know that it’s more likely that a home they invade will have a gun ready to be pointed at them.

For those who think this won’t solve anything, first read the gun law ordinances for Kennesaw, Georgia which were passed in 1982 (and which read very much like Geuda Springs ordinance). Then read this article by Chuck Baldwin, written back in 1999, which quotes The New American Magazine, showing that crimes against persons dropped 74% in 1982 and another 45% in 1983. Baldwin correctly notes:

With all the attention that has been heaped upon the lawful possession of firearms lately, you would think that a city that requires gun ownership would be the center of a media feeding frenzy. It isn’t. The fact is I can’t remember a major media outlet even mentioning Kennesaw. Can you? The reason is obvious. Kennesaw proves that the presence of firearms actually improves safety and security. This is not the message that the media want us to hear. They want us to believe that guns are evil and are the cause of violence. The facts tell a different story.

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