"In March 1982, over 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw – responding to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill. – unanimously passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and maintain a gun. 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."
Now if we look at Morton Grove then we have the perfect longitudinal study. Just this sample shows there is little statistical evidence between gun violence and the prevalance of guns. My neighbor to my left has the last name of Hatfield and to my right McCoy, should I be worried?