So, the town "requires" everyone to have a gun because they think it
will make the town safer the way that having a sign stating you have a security
system makes your home safer - even if you don't have one, criminals will
think you do and go somewhere else...but then it is publicly
announced that they don't really require everyone to have a gun - which would be like writing on the bottom of the security system sign "not
really" - which kind of destroys any deterrent effect.There is
also the added issue that, um, most of the criminals that commit crimes in that
town, probably live in that town - this is not going to deter them from coming
to town to commit crimes because they are already there!Worthless
law and total waste of time.
@ Brave Sir Robin. You would have loved the USSR. Speaking of freedom from out
of control government intrusion, here is a partial list of government
duplication, waste and redundancy; Government run amuck!342 economic
development programs;130 programs serving the disabled;130 programs
serving at-risk youth;90 early childhood development programs;75
programs funding international education, cultural, and training exchange
activities;72 federal programs dedicated to assuring safe water;50
homeless assistance programs;45 federal agencies conducting federal
criminal investigations;40 separate employment and training programs;28 rural development programs;27 teen pregnancy programs;26 small,
extraneous K-12 school grant programs;23 agencies providing aid to the
former Soviet republics;19 programs fighting substance abuse;17
rural water and waste-water programs in eight agencies;17 trade agencies
monitoring 400 international trade agreements;12 food safety agencies;11 principal statistics agencies; andFour overlapping land management
Mountanman (sp?) is usually on these boards talking about "freedom from
government" and "nanny states", and today he hasn't mentioned
these things. Yet mandatory gun ownership is the most government-imposed lack
of freedom I've ever heard of. So why is it that conservatives scream
about government intrusion when it comes to not being able to buy a big soda but
are silent when it comes to being required to own a gun?I think what
it boils down to is it's only government intrusion when it's something
you personally don't like, right?
It sounds a little like the old Soviet Union: "Everything that is not
forbidden is compulsory."
@ toosmart. All you need to remember is cops carry guns to protect THEMSELVES,
Can't wait to see how safe the place is after they require everyone to own
a live rattlesnake, too.
Actually, Louisiana ranks at the top of the list for per-capita violent crime.
Maine ranks at the safest. But that is besides the point. It was my
understanding after Obamacare was passed that the government cannot force you to
buy something from a private business. If the government can require that I buy
a firearm, can they also require that I buy a car?
Nelson, Ga. the safest place in America in which to live! Chicago with its
strict gun laws is the most unsafe place in America. Why? Because a gun in your
hand is much better than a cop on the phone.