What gun control means

Gun control. When I use the term, I mean you’re going to make sure of your target, have a good backstop, take careful aim and fire, once all safety requirements are met. Because of a local ordinance, gun ownership is required of all eligible residents of Kennesaw, Georgia. Unless you’re a convicted felon, mentally unstable or incapable of effectively handling a firearm, you must own at least one weapon.

The year the ordinance took effect, 1982, crime against persons plummeted by 74 percent compared to 1981. In 1983, the same crime rate decreased by 45 percent compared to 1982. The crime rates have remained among the lowest in any community, any state, anywhere. How is violating the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms a viable solution to battling kooks and criminals committing crimes?

They’re criminals. Crime is what they do. Let’s concentrate on enforcement of existing laws, not trying to make criminals of law-abiding citizens.

Wayne Knapp


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