Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A Gun in Every Home

Sounds like a brilliant idea.

Glenn Reynolds (the Instapundit) writes about community ordinances encouraging households to keep and own guns currently making inroads in the more right leaning segments of society. As much as it pains us to link to the New York Times, here are a couple of highlights from his article:
  • It's a phenomenon that gives the term 'gun control' a whole new meaning: community ordinances that encourage citizens to own guns.
  • Last month, Greenleaf, Idaho, adopted Ordinance 208, calling for its citizens to own guns and keep them ready in their homes in case of emergency. It's not a response to high crime rates.
  • Greenleaf is following in the footsteps of Kennesaw, Ga., which in 1982 passed a mandatory gun ownership law in response to a handgun ban passed in Morton Grove, Ill. Kennesaw's crime dropped sharply, while Morton Grove's did not.
And if you want to read a couple more well written articles on why responsible gun ownership is a good thing, hop over to Kim du Toit's blog and check out this 2002 post on "Why I Own a Gun." Then start surfing the essays and articles he's written over the years.

We've mentioned Kim's blog more than a few times in passing. Kim grew up in South Africa for 30 years, emigrated to the US, settled in Chicago, left Chicago for Texas in part because of the mayor's gun grabbing ways. If you have any interest in guns, the Second Amendment and very definite opinions on where this country is headed, you're going to enjoy his site.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks, There are too many guns out there. Most gun owners are morons. Since the 1980's more and more guns on the streets mean more crime. Look at that county bimbo, leave a gun in the car and "bam" one dead 6 year old. How about full enforcement of the law verses crime. Full sentence, No parole, build prison camps, no tv, no phones, plain slop for food. Punishment should be the name of the Game.

1/17/2007 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,having a gun for self protection causes the violent crime rate to go down??Say it isn't so chicken little.
Mr. Daley and all you suck hole Aldercreatures look at what Chicagos Draconian gun laws have done to the city.Its no mystery why the Homicide rate is so high.

The handgun ban since Mayor Jane Brynes administration and the defacto "assult weapon" ban have only put Chicagoans at risk and endangered lives.Greenleaf Idaho doesnt have this cities problems,I wonder why Mr. Daley.

All you Aldercreature Sodomites can carry a gun but my family cannot.My children are educated and have something to offer society.I guarantee I dont have drugs or paraphanelia on my dresser and niether do my wife and kids.

When I retire I will retire to someplace like Kennessaw Georgia or Greenleaf Idaho.I hear they have real low crime rates.

1/17/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most gun owners are NOT morons. Most crimes are NOT committed by responsible gun owners. Most gun accidents are NOT perpetrated by responsible gun owners.

You've swallowed way too much Lib-tard koolaid if you think that among the 200 million guns that are out there that anything approaching even 1% have been used illegally. And of the guns used illegally, most of those were owned by degenerates, felons, psychos, ne'er-do-wells and fools anyway.

The statistics bear out the facts - Responsible and educated gun owners DO NOT cause more crime. Pull your head out of your ass fool.

1/17/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More guns on the street equal more crime? So why hasn't the crime rate skyrocketted in placed with concealed carry? Like Texas? Florida? Any of these rung a bell? And crime is climbing in gun grabbing liberal towns like New York, LA, Chicago, New Orleans.

1/17/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A gun in every home, sounds like the south and west sides of this blessed city. Most of those gun "owners" can't take care of themselves let alone their ten kids. I'm pro-gun, but you also have to consider your surroundinds.

1/17/2007 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for HIS site; he's in my "favorites" now...

Go ahead and keep disarming yourselves, you liberal idiots. But your on your own when the "levee" breaks here. Just remember what happened at the beginning of the KING riots and how many innocent people were executed because of their race by rioting thugs.

1/17/2007 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

King Riots? Mass Killing? Hardly.. Minorities with guns equals crime. Check the FBI crime stats. Who causes all the crime???? Hmmmmm?? Get rid of all guns. So let them use bricks. We can see bricks flying unlike lead.

1/17/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

I have several guns in my home.

That being said, I'm not a big fan of guns, but I feel better knowing I have them here for self-protection.

1/17/2007 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no need for assault style weapons. Do you really need more firepower? Just learn to shoot, not spray and pray which has been taught since Vietnam. No wonder the U.S. loses all wars since. Too many rambo want-a-be's!

1/18/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most states have a shall issue/may issue law when it comes to concealled cary,Illinois and Wisconsin are the only states that deny citizens their rights. I am not affraid of a citizen who is carying a gun lawfully,no matter who the citizen is,you want to ban something,how about banning criminals.Guns do not equal crime,minorities do not equal crime,criminals equal crime!

1/19/2007 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Daley and his Alderminions passed all this gun control they didn't mean it to apply to them. Aldercreeps can not only own handguns legally, they can also pack them.

And Richie? He and his family has more guns surrounding them then the President. So "gun control" is relative in Chicago, "but you probably didn't expect it to be legit".

On the other hand is "guns in every home" an answer for Chicago? Minorities account for almost all violent crime in Cook County so how would legally arming them help anything?

1/21/2007 08:52:00 AM  

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