I Wanna Move To Idaho

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by BamaCats, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. BamaCats

    BamaCats Member

    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 Store.

    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
  2. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    not that bad of an idea

  3. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    They just maybe onto somethin there!:smile2:
  4. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

    Beebe AR
    Before any Gun controil people start Guns don`t kill people people kill people I think it might be a good idea:smile2:
  5. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

    I am for it but does it really deter crime? I live in a small farming area and almost everyone has guns. I have my share too. LOL
  6. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

    Guthrie, Oklaho
    And I thought it was because they lost to Arkansaw. tsk tsk tsk... gonna run out on your state for that. Glad your sticking. LOL