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Discussion in 'Georgia In the News' started by Bkite, Mar 8, 2018.
Lot of hoopla over nothing. Kennesaw's gun law has more carve-outs than a poorly carved Thanksgiving turkey.
Since I'm still fairly new to GA, I'll throw this out there. How much of a crime ridden, third world sh*thole was Kennesaw before that law took effect in 1982?
It never was, in my memory. I lived in that area from '65 to '77 and still visited until I moved to there from '91-'04.
From the Same link...
So yes prior to the gun law Kennesaw was a third world crime ridden disgrace. The law is not and was not intended to be enforced. Rumor has it that roughly 60% of the residents at the time did purchase a firearm. Again this is a rumor that I heard from someone who heard it from someone else.
The caveat with that is when the population is so small, small changes make large differences in rates. A crime rate of 0.04332 involves only 227 people/crimes. Just 23 fewer people/crimes, and they'd be at the national average.
I know that when I was in HS, I worked at the Cracker Barrel in Kennesaw. I also know of two murders that happened next door at the sleaze motel and two employees that were robbed in the CB parking lot while I was employed there (about a year if I recall).
I never knew that the difference between Paradise and a 'third world crime ridden disgrace' was a mere 8%. Especially when the crime rate in the USA for 6,000 per 100k pop in 1980 (as opposed to Kennesaw's 3,999).
Would that make the entire United States a "third world crime ridden disgrace"?
NO,only the city's of 100,000 or more with democrat mayors
Cracker Barrel and the sleaze motel are in unincorporated Cobb County, not inside Kennesaw city limits.
...that are also sanctuary cities!