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Kennesaw gun ordinance, yet again

In an opinion piece in the New York Times Glenn Reynolds claims: 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. … And it may not be a bad idea. While pro-gun laws like the one in Greenleaf are…

Glenn Reynolds points to a page that purports to show the effect on crime of Kennesaw’s ordinance that made gun ownership mandatory. Unfortunately the numbers given there are misleading—they just give the crime rates for the year before the ordinance (54 burglaries) and the year the ordinance was passed (35 burglaries) and for 1998 (36…

Kleck on Kennesaw

On pages 136-138 of “Point Blank” Kleck discusses Kennesaw burglaries. He states that after Kennesaw passed a (purely symbolic) law requiring a gun in every household, residential burglaries fell by 89%. His explanation for this decrease is that publicity about the law reminded criminals of the risks they faced from potential victims’ gun possession and…

Effect of Kennesaw law on burglaries

brian.m.leary said: The residential burglary rate in Kennesaw, Georgia dropped sharply after a city ordinance requiring heads of household to keep at least one firearm in their homes was passed. The law passed early in 1982. In 1986 the rate was still down 85% compared to 1981. (1) This statistic is essentially meaningless. If the…

Effect of Kennesaw law on burglaries

brian.m.leary said: In the five months after the passage of the mandatory gun ownership law in Kennesaw, Georgia the residential burglary rate was down 89% from the same period the year before. Does this prove the law worked? No – proof is difficult in these matters. However, is it clear that the law had no…

Effect of Kennesaw law on burglaries

Frank Crary said: [Kennesaw] was a response to Morton Grove’s gun ban. Guess which “worked” better? If by “worked” you mean that crime rates were lower after the relevant law than before, the answer is Morton Grove. I’d like to see some data to back up this assertion: Specifically, data concerning gun-related crimes in Morton…

Effect of Kennesaw law on burglaries

John De Armond said: Kennesaw is the city. Even though the law is symbolic, it served its purpose. Burglaries dropped to zero the following year. That’s ZERO. Nadda. Gee, this story gets better every time it is told. Next time it is repeated I suppose we will hear about how the the Kennesaw gun law…