Letter: One city's gun strategy works

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In 1982, Kennesaw, Ga., did the opposite of what most cities do to fight crime. Not only did it not outlaw or restrict guns, but, ignoring hysterical shrieks from anti-gun liberals, it unanimously passed a law requiring every head of household in town (with few exceptions) to own a handgun.

Contrary to stupid predictions, Kennesaw did not see a rise in violence.

Instead, the city reports that criminals fled, crime plunged, and has stayed low ever since. In 2007, Kennesaw was selected by Family Circle as one of America's Ten Best Towns for Families to Live In.

The real purpose of gun control is to render people utterly defenseless so government can do anything they want to them -- as is done under totalitarian regimes.

Robert Wassman

Vancouver