A seed on an 11 year old defending herself and home with a gun and the post in response to that seed made me think of this. Now do i think kennesaw is the safest city around its not and not by a long shot but you can't argue the fact this law was put in place significantly reduced the criminal activities in the town The following in some copy and paste from an article to which i do have the link and have included into this
Back in 1982 in response to a gun band in Illinois the town of Kennesaw Ga passed a city ordince that required every head of house hold in the town to own and maintain a fire arm. Since then, despite dire predictions of "Wild West" showdowns and increased violence and accidents, not a single resident has been involved in a fatal shooting – as a victim, attacker or defender.
The crime rate initially plummeted for several years after the passage of the ordinance, with the 2005 per capita crime rate actually significantly lower than it was in 1981, the year before passage of the law.
Prior to enactment of the law, Kennesaw had a population of just 5,242 but a crime rate significantly higher (4,332 per 100,000) than the national average (3,899 per 100,000). The latest statistics available – for the year 2005 – show the rate at 2,027 per 100,000. Meanwhile, the population has skyrocketed to 28,189.
By comparison, the population of Morton Grove, the first city in Illinois to adopt a gun ban for anyone other than police officers, has actually dropped slightly and stands at 22,202, according to 2005 statistics. More significantly, perhaps, the city's crime rate increased by 15.7 percent immediately after the gun ban, even though the overall crime rate in Cook County rose only 3 percent. Today, by comparison, the township's crime rate stands at 2,268 per 100,000.