[Vision2020] Guns in Greenleaf
penn_place_boise at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 25 12:56:53 PDT 2006
I'm in favor of going one step further and revoking most of the drivers licenses in Moscow - anyone tried to cross a street on a bike or on foot lately? "Pedestrian Friendly" is just words in Moscow - you're safer jaywalking in Seattle than using a crosswalk in Moscow - students driving on the cellphone, etc. And apparently, if they pretend to not see you waiting to cross, they don't actually have to stop for you - must be some nuance of Moscow city code I am unaware of.
Dick Sherwin <rvrcowboy at clearwire.net> wrote:
Little Tom writes: "Heck, some people I wouldn't trust behind the wheel of
an automobile. I seriously doubt that giving everybody in Moscow a gun is
I agree. I certainly wouldn't trust most of the population of Moscow to own
a gun either.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Hansen"
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Guns in Greenleaf
> Perhaps this ordinance was agreeable to the town of Greenleaf, Idaho.
> I strongly oppose such a measure here in Vandalville.
> Heck, some people I wouldn't trust behind the wheel of an automobile. I
> seriously doubt that giving everybody in Moscow a gun is the answer.
> The article posted by Chas states:
> "The proposed ordinance is modeled after a similar plan that went into
> in 1982 in Kennesaw, Ga. In that instance there was a dramatic decrease
> criminal activity."
> Prior to the ordninance, one can hardly imagine what Kennesaw, Georgia
> have been like, such that giving everybody a gun dramatically decreased
> criminal activity.
> However, should our city council EVER consider (let alone adopt) such an
> ordinance, I would actively oppose it.
> And, yet, if such an ordinance is adopted, I strongly urge the city
> to hold onto movie rights to "Shootout at Friendship Square".
> Until then . . .
> Seeya round town, pardner.
> Tom Hansen
> Vandalville, Idaho
> PS - I know that I shold have listened to the voices and stayed home today
> to clean my guns.
> >From: Chasuk
> >To: Vision2020
> >Subject: [Vision2020] Guns in Greenleaf
> >Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 23:24:27 -0700
> >Proposed Ordinance asks Each Household to Have a Firearm
> >Greenleaf, Idaho -- All Americans have the right to bear arms. Some
> >towns have even gone as far as to require each household to have a
> >gun. Now a small Idaho town is contemplating a similar idea-- it's
> >called the Civil Emergencies Ordinance. And although gun ownership is
> >just one piece of this ordinance, it's the part that's getting the
> >most attention.
> >"We've blessed to be a fairly rural area of the state, so we don't
> >have a lot of crime and I think we'd like to keep it that way," said
> >Lee Belt, Greenleaf city clerk.
> >Drive about 10 minutes west of Caldwell and you'll run into Greenleaf,
> >Idaho, population 860. If city council member Steve Jett has his way,
> >each head of household that can legally own a gun, will. Along with
> >that they're encouraged to have ammunition and appropriate training.
> >"I think the city council is hoping it will happen and that it will be
> >a deterrent to crime as the city and region increases in population,"
> >said Belt.
> >The proposed ordinance is modeled after a similar plan that went into
> >place in 1982 in Kennesaw, Ga. In that instance there was a dramatic
> >decrease in criminal activity. Although crime isn't a huge problem
> >for residents of Greenleaf, the growth in neighboring counties leads
> >them to believe they too are in for some changes.
> >"There's not a lot of crime here, but I think it's coming, it's
> >getting worse everyday," said Art Bailey, owner of the Greenleaf
> >While the plan does encourages firearm ownership, the ordinance goes
> >beyond that.
> >"The largest part itself deals with emergency capabilities," said Belt.
> >The plan will establish an emergency response plan, and promote its
> >citizen response teams and neighborhood watch volunteer groups, a
> >proactive approach to keep the crime rate to a minimum. So how have
> >residents responded? According to almost everyone we spoke to, they
> >already owned a gun or multiple guns, so this would have no effect on
> >them either way.
> >"I don't know if it is good for every household, but we being hunters
> >have always had guns," said Bonnie Cagle, a Greenleaf resident.
> >"I think it is an excellent idea," said Bailey. "If the citizens are
> >armed were not at a disadvantage."
> >We did ask to speak with the city council member who proposed the
> >ordinance but he was out of town. In November, the council will
> >decide whether or not to adopt the ordinance.
> >"Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause." -- Mahatma Gandhi
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