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Monday, January 15, 2007

I Can't Believe Its In The New York Times

Its Knoxville in New York City.

and not a visit by one gun banning mayor to another.

Nope, the blogfather himself has gotten a doozy published in the NY Times Op Ed section.

Cool . . . . .

A Rifle in Every Pot

Sounds good to me, and it should really drive a load of letters.

Greenleaf is following in the footsteps of Kennesaw, Ga., which in 1982 passed a mandatory gun ownership law in response to a handgun ban passed in Morton Grove, Ill. Kennesaw’s crime dropped sharply, while Morton Grove’s did not.

But in all seriousness, the editorial is going to be most noteworthy because of the important historical discussion midway through.

Precisely because an armed populace can serve as an effective backup for law enforcement, the ownership of firearms was widely mandated during Colonial times, and the second Congress passed a statute in 1792 requiring adult male citizens to own guns.

As they say, read it all



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