The City of Kennesaw, Georgia, is more than the hill where a Civil War battle raged during the summer of 1864, and far more than the town where gun ownership was mandated in 1982.

Kennesaw is misunderstood.  Take that gun law, for example:

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.

That’s enough to cause a ruckus between best friends.  Until you understand the exceptions:

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.

The law was a reaction to the banning of handguns in Cook County’s Morton Grove, Indiana in 1981.  Although located close to Chicago, it is believed that several people were not shot by armed desperadoes there in 2017.  Should citizens of Morton Grove fear for their lives from crime and gangs, they are welcome in the City of Kennesaw, where their neighbors can protect them.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (KMNBP) is a 3000-acre park where an 1864 Civil War battleground is preserved.  The only conflict you’ll witness these days is when you bump into too many friends on the MBNBP trails and you get home late for dinner.

Yes, Kennesaw was greatly affected by the depression and the boll weevil wiped out the cotton industry.  The 1950s were tough on Kennesaw, when a major bank and a cotton mill closed; then, Highway 41 bypassed the city.  Kennesaw didn’t fully recover until the 1980s.

That was then.  This is now.  The City of Kennesaw is thriving and it’s great place to live — whether you want to drive south into Gotham City or saunter toward Lake Allatoona.

Come see for yourself.

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