Suburban Atlanta town getting attention for unconventional gun law
If you think we love our guns here in Texas, check out what’s been going on in Kennesaw, Georgia, just 25 miles outside of Atlanta.
“It’s a typical suburban neighborhood. We have everything from mobile home to half a million dollar houses,” Lt. Craig Graydon of the Kennesaw Police Department told KTRH.
And the city also has a very unconventional gun law. Kennesaw has had some media attention recently because of the law that's been on the books for 30 years requiring every house to have a gun. Graydon says the law keeps crime down.
“We’ve maintained one of the lowest crime rates in the Metro Atlanta area. In fact, we just reported our lowest crime numbers in ten years,” Graydon said.
Graydon says even with all the guns in town, there is very little gun crime.
“The last time we had reviewed some of our statistics we found that guns were used in just three percent of all crimes reported in Kennesaw,” Graydon stated.
So guns are a way of life for the folks in that town, especially feisty 82 year old Dent Myers.
“I carry two .45’s. I’ve always carried a weapon. It’s what they call a phallic symbol. So I’ve got two phallics,” Myers joked.
Myers says he and his friends have been watching the national gun debate. He has a message for those politicians pushing for tighter gun laws.
“There are adequate laws on the books now,” Myers stated.
No one has ever been prosecuted for violating the law. In fact, there is no specific punishment for breaking the law.