Southern U.S. town proud of its mandatory gun law

The town north of Atlanta had little prominence until it passed a gun ordinance in 1982 that required all heads of a household to own a firearm and ammunition.

The Kennesaw law has endured as the towns population has swelled to about 30,000 from 5,000 in 1982.
“When the law was passed in 1982 there was a substantial drop in crime … and we have maintained a really low crime rate since then,” said police Lt. Craig Graydon. “We are sure it is one of the lowest crime towns in the metro area.

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