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Published: Tuesday, April 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

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.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

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?

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Can't wait to see how safe the place is after they require everyone to own a live rattlesnake, too.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ toosmart. All you need to remember is cops carry guns to protect THEMSELVES, not you!

Mark B
Eureka, CA

It sounds a little like the old Soviet Union: "Everything that is not forbidden is compulsory."

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

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?

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ 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; and
Four overlapping land management agencies.

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

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