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How to improve your people's lives
by reducing high violent crime:

Discourage your violent criminals

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At Colorado State, violent crime immediately dropped by 48% once they indirectly discouraged criminals by encouraging concealed carry. Your violent criminals will get the message when you sponsor or remove the cost of a gun license and lessons for your law-abiding, qualified residents. Do you really want poor finances to stop your low-income, responsible citizens from being able to defend themselves and their family?

Violent crime immediately plummeted by a massive 74% when Kennesaw's Council
directly discouraged violent criminals with their discretionary Universal Gun Ownership ordinance saying all their citizens - except those who object - should own a gun. A few years later their violent crime was still a small fraction of the National Average and their economic development had taken off.

Since more violent criminals fear being injured by their prey when more people armed, your economy will also improve by encouraging your qualified, responsible citizens to be able to defend themselves, their family, and their property from violent criminals, rapists, refugees, and terrorists.

1. Encourage your citizens to concealed carry

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Study at Colorado Universities proves concealed carry reduces rape and violent crime
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Big drop in rape and violent crime rates with concealed carry at Colorado State (lines are 3-year moving averages NOT individual year results.)
Encouraging qualified citizens to concealed carry indirectly discourages violent crime because violent criminals don't know if their prey is armed. Knowing their prey may have a gun makes them think twice. Their fear of being injured discourages them from attack and caused the steep drop in violent crime and rape highlighted in the Concealed Carry Study.

You can encourage your responsible, low-income citizens who qualify to get a concealed carry license by:
  1. reducing the cost of a license to zero, and/or
  2. fully subsidizing the cost if there's any other charge for a license, and/or
  3. subsidizing the cost of the gun lessons needed to qualify for a license
  4. letting your criminals know your city encourages your law-abiding citizens to defend themselves
  5. ensuring your citizens fully understand the big crime reductions which come from encouraging them to concealed carry. You want the support of your people - our niche.
Depending whether you choose to discourage your violent criminals indirectly or directly, we have different publicity strategies and educational materials whose production lead time can vary significantly.

2. Avoid problems from the believers of anti-gun rhetoric

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The truth about discouraging violent criminals is very inconvenient for gun control advocates and politicians whose guards all carry guns. Yet if their incessant mantra that guns increase violent crime were true, why do any of them have armed guards? The complete rebuttal to their mendacious hatchet job is here. Open Page in a new Tab or Window

What needs to be done before the public hears about your plans to reduce violent crime and rape by discouraging violent criminals? Educate your citizens with the facts:
  • Indirectly encouraging concealed carry immediately chopped rape and violent crime by 48% while in the similar environment without concealed carry, both rape and violent crime increased.
  • When citizens were directly encouraged to be able to protect themselves, their families and their property, violent crime plummeted by 74%
  • Long-term, the decline in rape and violent crime continued for both indirect and direct discouragement of violent criminals.
Make sure you are ready to educate your citizens with the benefits of much reduced rape and violent crime before they hear about your plans to discourage criminals from the biased media - our niche!

Those who believe the anti-gun rhetoric unthinkingly Open Page in a new Tab or Window may be rather negative, as in the City of Nelson, yet problems are avoidable, you need the publicity, and the crime reductions speak for themselves...
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What if an individual gets hurt as a result of the increase in gun ownership? Is anyone but the perpetrator responsible? NO! This question was decided in a 54-page decision comprehensively dismissing the fanciful lawsuit claiming anyone even remotely involved was liable for the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. But in this interdependent world, everyone and everything is connected in some way to everything else...

What if an injury can be connected in some way to a city's sound advice for their citizens to be armed and able to defend themselves? Is the city liable? Cities give all sorts of sound advice on safety, personal security, and preventing assault with, for example, the Rape Aggression Defense course. But the city is not responsible for a perp's injuries from an unarmed victim. How can encouraging self-defense for the weak and elderly be any different to any other sound crime-prevention advice?

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) protects gun manufacturers and dealers for gun misuse injuries, but not for armed self-defense because those directly involved are not liable and have no need of its protection. Since those directly involved are not liable, those more remotely involved are therefore also not liable.

The American Civil Liberties Union challenged Kennesaw's direct encouragement in Federal Court and lost Open Page in a new Tab - yes, it is entirely legal. The Brady Campaign withdrew their lawsuit against the City of Nelson with a benign Settlement Agreement. Although anyone objecting was already exempt from complying, this simply added a very sensible clause emphasizing the total absence of penalty for all and any objectors.
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In Printz v US, SCOTUS ruled that no duty can be imposed on the chief law enforcement officer ("the chief of police, the sheriff") to uphold any gun control measure. Open Page in a new Tab No matter how much officials such as the feds pretend that they are the top legal authority in the country, SCOTUS disagrees. The Supreme Court says your Sheriff is the ultimate law-enforcement authority in your county. See more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here Open Page in a new Tab...

Other towns such as Nucla CO, Spring City UT, and Virgin UT have all encouraged their vulnerable citizens to be able to protect themselves and their families. Everything your community requires for a firearm is still required, they still need to be trained and meet your local requirements for a license.

4. With more guns, there are fewer defenseless citizens

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Violent crime in Kennesaw is a quarter of US National Average
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In 1982, the City of Kennesaw in Georgia directly encouraged their responsible citizens to be able to defend themselves, their family and their property from violent criminals. Their unique - entirely optional to follow - ordinance immediately reduced violent crime in Kennesaw by 74 percent compared to the modest 10 percent drop statewide.

Kennesaw's violent crime rate is now consistently a fraction of both Georgia's rate as well as the US national rate. Their
strikingly low gun violence has attracted both people and jobs, over 30,000 now call this city home. Said Cobb Chamber of Commerce President Bill Cooper:

"Companies have said they want to be located in conservative areas,
"Kennesaw is home to more manufacturing businesses than any other Cobb city."

Your city loses when a wealthy investor goes elsewhere. You also lose when a wealthy citizen leaves, a city is as wealthy as its citizens. How worth-while is your investment to become much Tougher on Criminals? Which costs less: continuing your violent crime or encouraging your people to defend themselves, their family and their property either directly or indirectly? Which benefits your people more?
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One city's losses

It's a mistake to think high violent crime costs you nothing - that's Bastiat's broken window fallacy - because
recovering from crime wastes time and energy rather than create new wealth Open Page in a new Tab. Compared to the National Average 80 violent crimes for a city your size, your 250 violent crimes, 170 extra, are costing you plenty. But what is the lost opportunity cost? How does each one cost you?

A city is as wealthy as its citizens. When an investor chooses somewhere else, your city loses. When someone leaves your city or loses money, you also lose.
Violent crime costs each victim from $15,000 to $60,000 say Health Affairs Open Page in a new Tab, depending on the crime and the injury. So each crime reduces your city's wealth by at least the lowest amount that it costs the victim. Your 170 extra violent crimes cost your city at least $2,550,000 - over two and a half million dollars - last year.

Right now, recovering from violent crime costs this city over two hundred thousand dollars a month. They'll continue wasting this much until, either indirectly or directly, they discourage their violent criminals from attacking their people.

The crucial question:
How much does all your violent crime cost your city every month? Open Page in a new Tab Do you want to stop wasting money? Then estimate how much money your violent crime is costing you...

5. Once you're prepared, publicity is valuable

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UGO Kennesaw grows while Complete Gun Ban Morton Grove population declines
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Negative publicity for UGO Kennesaw causes population to skyrocket
Morton Grove's total gun ban received enormous media approval although their crime rate increased and their population decreased. In response, Kennesaw encouraged their responsible citizens to be armed to protect their families - and got universal condemnation.

How does media negativity about encouraging gun ownership affect a person or a company when relocating? You will want publicity - it's beneficial! For anyone investigating with an open mind, armed citizens are a big positive since
the FBI report that more guns result in less crime Open Page in a new Tab.

What happened to Kennesaw's economic growth? Although stridently negative, the publicity immediately slashed their violent crime by 74% and skyrocketed their economy. Strong evidence that negative publicity is beneficial, it informed their criminals the city was unsafe for violent crime and shows both businesses and people choose very low crime when relocating.

6. Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid

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The City of Nelson, Georgia gained significant media negativity and opposition for their Family Protection Act (a sensibly chosen name for their ordinance encouraging their law-abiding citizens to be able to protect their families from violent criminals).
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  • They didn't remove the penalty for not following the ordinance, resulting in a serendipitous lawsuit by the Brady Campaign, which after much publicity was withdrawn with a benign Settlement Agreement and Release.
  • Their woefully inadequate attempts to inform their citizens about the benefits of being able to protect their families resulted in demonstrations in the streets and much negative publicity. Those who don't understand defensive gun uses Open Page in a new Tab don't appreciate the value of a gun for protecting their loved ones. So make sure your people are properly informed - our niche.
Beware. Until you have a viable strategy along with a plan to deal with all the negativity, keep your internal discussions completely private for now. Ensure you're properly prepared if gun-controllers create a media onslaught - despite their fine words, they really want your responsible citizens totally disarmed and defenseless. There's lot more here about how to ensure your implementation is successful. Open Page in a new Tab

The towns of Byron ME and Craig CO failed to pass UGO when some residents objected. Your ordinance needs to be universal but not compulsory and you need your responsible citizens to support reducing your violent crime - we will help you
ensure that all your citizens are fully informed Open Page in a new Tab about its many benefits...

Provided you're well prepared, all publicity is valuable - it lets companies know you're doing everything you can to decrease crime and violent criminals know that all their prey are armed. Initially, you may wish to defer adding the Brady Campaign clause to give them a chance to give you the exposure your city needs.

7. Public Support along with publicity ensures success

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Lax Gun Laws Houston grows while very strict Gun Control Chicago declines
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Lax Gun Laws Houston grows while very strict Gun Control Chicago declines
Educating your residents with the benefits of discouraging criminals will ensure you have the public support you need to encourage all your people to be able to defend themselves. Knowing their prey are likely armed and can shoot back deters violent criminals. Open Page in a new Tab or Window

But do businesses and people really like safety? Comparing the population growth of Chicago with very strong gun controls to Houston with very lax Texas gun laws, the answer is clearly an emphatic yes. Yet the liberal media applaud gun control while ignoring Chicago's immense crime. Open Page in a new Tab or Window

So you want all your citizens to know exactly how and why encouraging gun ownership improves their safety, reduces violent crime, and could save their life -
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8. Direct encouragement with the discretionary ordinance

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Some say that violent criminals who prey on peaceable citizens and rape women are just animals. Since communities can pass limited ordinances such as animal control, is there any reason not to pass UGO as an animal control ordinance to protect your citizens from animals with two legs as well as four?
  1. Which local politicians are willing to sponsor/support encouraging people to protect their families from violent criminals until the police answer their 911 call?
  2. What do your local Legal Experts recommend to get the UGO ordinance text enacted to protect your citizens? Can you pass it as an animal control ordinance?
  3. Who benefits the most from the reduced crime, lower policing costs and dollar savings? Those elected and accountable to their voters should be even more motivated than employees...
  4. Who will support or (even sponsor) its enactment? The Mayor? Local Councillors/Commissioners? The City Manager? Police Chief? Economic Development? Sheriff? Who is the leader?
  5. Which ones strongly support the Second Amendment? Will they support becoming much Tougher on Criminals?
  6. Would your local NRA and gun right groups volunteer to help to get UGO enacted?
When you have the necessary backing for an ordinance to decrease violent crime in your city, you'll want to hold a press conference to announce your new strategy and its many benefits. To improve economic development, the more publicity the better - no matter how negative. Publicity about gun ownership informs businesses looking to relocate that your city is becoming safer and more attractive.

9. Kennesaw's ordinance reduced crime for all their citizens

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While politicians often focus on their political agendas, voters want their elected officials to reduce crime. Since guns reduce violent crime, do everything you can to pass the ordinance encouraging gun ownership like the Kennesaw one: Open Page in a new Tab or Window
Kennesaw ordinance text: Sec. 34-21. Heads of households to maintain firearms.
  1. In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefore.
  2. Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.
Sec. 34-22. Use of firearms.
No person shall fire a gun, pistol or other firearm in the city, except in the defense of person or property, and except peace officers or military forces of this state or the United States, in the discharge of official duties.
We recommend you remove the word "conscientiously" from the second paragraph. Isn't it up to the family to decide whether or not to have a gun in the house when they have young children?

There's lots more about how to
ensure your implementation is successful here. Open Page in a new Tab

10. Add the City of Nelson Settlement Agreement

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The City of Nelson, GA neglected to remove the penalty for not following their Family Protection Ordinance, their name for Universal Gun Ownership, and also failed to adequately inform their citizens about its extensive benefits, which caused demonstrations in the streets.

They were therefore sued by the Brady Campaign who, ironically, oppose the freedom to protect yourself guaranteed by the Second Amendment. The negotiated Settlement Agreement simply added the following very sensible clause to their ordinance to emphasize the complete lack of penalty for those objecting:

Section c.
Because the United States Constitution protects the rights of Americans to choose not to own or maintain a gun in their homes, subsections (a) and (b) [above, of the Family Protection Ordinance] are not enforceable and never shall be enforced and no disability, penalty or adverse consequence shall attach to any violation thereof.
Incorporating this clause into your text should diminish if not eliminate any opposition the Brady Campaign may have to your ordinance. The Settlement stipulates that both sides release and covenant not to sue each other for all and any claims they may have.

See the City of Nelson law-suit update at
http://www.nelsongeorgia.com/family-protection-ordinance/law-suit Open Page in a new Tab or Window and the Consent Agreement text at Open Page in a new Tab or Window https://drive.google.com/viewerng/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx3ZWxjb21ldG9uZWxzb25nYXxneDo0NjQ2Y2Y5NmJmN2NmYzFm

Of course, this publicity is crucial! It lets your violent criminals know all their prey are armed and companies that your city is doing everything it can to decrease crime. You may wish to defer including this clause to give the Brady Campaign time to give you very desirable - free - publicity.

11. The truth about the defensive value of guns - our niche

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People who haven't investigated gun control often mistakenly assume that it would decrease crime, yet throughout the world gun controls and gun bans have increased violent crime everywhere they've been implemented all Open Page in a new Tab or Window. Even honest liberals now admit that criminals are more afraid of armed homeowners than the police and that gun control laws can get you murdered.

Our study of rape and violent crime at Universities shows encouraging Concealed Carry gave an immediate decrease of 48% in violent crime and of 75% in rape. The campus that banned guns immediately increased violent crime by 10% and rape by 63%. The FBI crime data proves that
defensive guns protect everybody on campus from rape and violent crime.
Ebook cover for Concealed Carry study If you make this study available to all your voters and citizens free of charge, they're more likely to get it, read it, understand it, recognize the defensive value of being able to protect their family and support you. You want them all to appreciate your efforts to improve their lives, increase their safety, reduce violent crime and injury, and encourage economic development creating jobs in your city...

We've reserved a copy of the Concealed Carry at University study for you to evaluate at no charge, remember the 100% discount code "Chief", and
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report cover the Right Response Kennesaw's ordinance encouraging their citizens to defend their families immediately caused their violent crime to plummet by 74%. So encourage your people to find out the truth about armed self-defense and how useful guns are in defending your family and vulnerable loved ones. Not only do guns reduce crime, but the FBI has found that even more guns in law-abiding hands cause even less crime.

How much does violent crime cost your citizens, your police, your whole community? Encourage them all to get the facts, to read The Right Response, How to Reduce Violent Crime. We've reserved one for you to evaluate,
get your free copy here using the 100% discount code "sheriff".

Food for Thought

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170 million new guns, 51% decrease in violent crime since 1991
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke
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"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared?

"Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."

Anderson County TX Sheriff Greg Taylor
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"We will protect the citizens of this County and their property to the best of our ability...

"We will work to make our communities and County a safer place to work and live by empowering our citizens to help us help them."


– Sheriff Greg Taylor, Anderson County, Texas

http://www.co.anderson.tx.us/default.aspx?Anderson_County/Sheriff

West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall
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“I was against concealed weapons at first,
because I thought there'll be more road rage and more shooting, but at the end of the day I was wrong about that."


– Chief Dennis Tyndall, West Columbia, South Carolina

West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall plans to run for Lexington County sheriff
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Let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one Jesus (Luke 22 36)
SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas agreed with the judgment in McDonald v. Chicago (2010) that the right to keep and bear arms is applicable to state and local governments, but went even further in finding that an individual's right to bear arms is a fundamental privilege of American citizenship.

His concurrence in McDonald draws from a long and uninterrupted line of civil rights activists who preached the virtues of armed self-defense:

The great abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, for instance, who famously urged President Abraham Lincoln to arm the liberated slaves against their former masters, was an outspoken champion of gun rights.

Founder of the pioneering Regional Council of Negro Leadership and a longtime ally of the NAACP, Mississippi doctor T.R.M. Howard saw no reason to separate the struggle for racial equality from the case for armed self-defense.

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Civil Rights and Armed Self-Defense, Clarence Thomas exceptional concurring opinion in McDonald v. Chicago. Open Page in a new Tab

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
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"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you,
it would be reasonable
to shoot back with your own gun."


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

http://www.dalailama.com

Stopped by police 14.3 deaths, stopped by civilians 2.3 die
Average deaths in a shooting rampage when stopped by police: 14.3. But average deaths when stopped by civilians: far less - just 2.3.

So discourage violent criminals and terrorists from attacking your people. Encourage your qualified, law-abiding citizens to be able to defend themselves, their family and their property. Both concealed carry as well as the discretionary ordinance are entirely optional - there's no penalty and they're exempt from complying if they object for any reason at all!

Despite media misunderstanding and much misrepresentation, Universal Gun Ownership is not coercive, it's neither Mandatory Gun Ownership nor Compulsory Gun Ownership. It's simply a choice to be prepared to defend themselves and their loved ones from a violent criminal in advance...

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