By Randy Rose:
The Democrats say we need Gun Control to avoid tragedy like what happened in Aurora, CO last week. President Obama has always said “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste ” he will capitalize on this tragedy by going to Colorado to tout his Gun Control message. Democrats are great at envisioning their utopia but it does not transplant to actual results. Gun Control was in effect on that fateful midnight show because nobody was allowed to carry a gun into the movie theatre. Rules, laws and such do not apply to the criminal, therefore the criminal was the only person with a gun. Those are the facts on the ground. Gun Control is favored among all criminals and the Democrats who are mostly law abiding with the exception of the current Administration and the 99% occupy movement that created death, rapes, police action, drugs and all the wonderful crime that caused Time magazine to reward them. PBS’ Bill Moyer said the NRA is the “Enabler of Death”.
That being said there is a city that is one of the safest cities in America. Kennesaw, Georgia where gun ownership is a mandatory right. The city was selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation’s 10 best cities for families. “The award was aimed at identifying the best communities nationally that combine big-city opportunities with suburban charm, a blend of affordable housing, good jobs, top-rated public schools, wide-open spaces, and less stress.”
In 1982 the city passed the following ordinance [Sec 34-21] which was in response to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill.
(a) In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefore.
(b) Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.
Notice the part that reads exempt if you conscientiously oppose firearms, you do not need to buy a gun. Therefore, the Democrats do not need to by a gun but they can still enjoy life because everybody else in town has their back. There is still crime in Kennesaw but they are limited to the area of town that does not permit guns. There were three murders in 2010 committed by the same man in what is described as a “school safety zone,” an area extending 1,000 feet from any school, including adult colleges and technical schools. This means that even though Kennesaw has the most conservative gun laws in the United States, employees at the facility where the murders were committed could not have a gun on the premises because the Democrats were able to secure those areas as anti-gun.
Of course, criminals don’t care about laws; that’s why they’re criminals. “Unfortunately experience with actual ‘school safety zones’ in Georgia has proven that the ‘school safety zone’ law approach does not stop violent armed crime, as it disarms only the potential victims of an attack. Criminals seeking to rob, rape, and murder ignore the ‘school safety zone’ as merely one more law they are breaking.” Ed Stone of the Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner.
Now we come to New York City. In September 2011 Ryan Jerome, a former Marine Corps gunner, walked up to a security officer at the Empire State Building and asked where he could check his gun.
He had a valid concealed carry permit from his home state of Indiana. He also had the rights given to him under the Second Amendment. No matter, the security officer called police and Jerome spent the next two days in jail. “The 28-year-old with no criminal history now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three and a half years in prison. If convicted, his sentence could be as high as fifteen years.”
He brought the gun for protection since he was traveling with $15,000 worth of jewelry that he planned to sell. Certainly a rational decision, given the crime rate in New York City and stories like the U.S. Marine veteran who was shot three times when a Craigslist transaction went bad.
In December of 2011, Tennessee nurse Meredith Graves noticed a “no guns” sign at the World Trade Center site in New York City and asked where she could leave her weapon. Like Jerome, she was arrested and faces similar charges. Mayor Bloomberg claims that she was in possession of cocaine. It seems that what the police found was BC Powder, an over-the-counter pain reliever that is sold exclusively in the South.
In a 25-year period, New York City has had more than 15,000 murders. Criminals love New York because they know the citizens are not armed and that means easy prey for criminals with guns.