“No need for anyone but law enforcement to carry firearm…” Police Chief wants open carry banned in small Missouri town?

Via All American Blogger we learn that a city council in Missouri is considering a ban on citizens carrying firearms openly. The consideration comes as the result of a request made by the Police Chief.

The Washington City Council is considering a ban on open carry of firearms. Police Chief Ken Hahn has asked the council to pass an ordinance that would prohibit people from openly carrying a firearm in the city.

There is no need for anyone other than a law enforcement officer, or the military, to openly carry a firearm in the city.

All American Blogger points us to a fantastic statistic, one the city council should have plenty knowledge about.

Speaking of Ding-Dongs, that brings us back to the Police Chief. Do you know the crime statistics for Washington, Missouri? I do.

In 2010, there were exactly 0 murders in Washington. Zero.

You read that right. Not only where there zero murders by a citizen wielding a firearm… there were zero murders period.

A parting thought from All American Blogger.

And what do you call a country where only the law and the military openly carry firearms?

Eventually, you call it North Korea.


-Eric Odom


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=633957090 Karen Cazad Adkins

    um, did he think maybe it might be b/c of those who carry concealed that his town is that safe………

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1670119677 Mark Poston

    trouble starts when people start messing with the constitution…….just read jefferson and you will understand the need for the 2nd amendment !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=690762691 George Allen

    time to get rid of a Police Chief. If we followed this article I’ll bet we’d find the citizenry calling for his ouster pretty soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1232742162 Tonia E. Samples

    YEa then watch how many murders you get

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1480616722 Evan Glen Tindle

    Time to get rid of police.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1104537522 Chuck Bernard

    2nd amendment????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494027529 Vic Allen

    watch the crime rate double. Compare Morton Grove, IL to Kenesaw, GA. It will open you eyes. If you don’t know what I am talking about ask me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1714749609 Laura McLaughlin

    LOL! This is an OPEN carry town. I wouldn’t mess with a soul that I saw carrying a gun! Their Police Chief is an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001578815774 Russ Toell

    So only criminals can carry??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497243717 Eric Somberg

    Let him be the first not to carry…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1477848728 Tom Pump

    Tell the Police Chief to go pound salt!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1578025803 Michael Brainard

    So get a conceal permit and move on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=665636642 Ryan Carolan

    Sadly it seems most law enforcement feel that civilians shouldn’t have firearms.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1519986040 Alan Paris

    fire that socialist SOB….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1775033602 Keith Wagner

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313945233 Rick Sharon

    Let me guess. By making victims “easy pickings” he can create a big crime wave in his down, which will give his officers more to do?

    This sounds like a case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. It ain’t broke, let the fixage begin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001578815774 Russ Toell

    Only Liberals try to fix things that arent broken.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1225324376 Michael Vargas

    Chief must be bored of desk duty & parking violations…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=643516104 Sue Cannon-Speers

    Hasn’t he heard of the Constitution???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1667989603 Mike Diersen


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532825646 Edward Moorman

    time to get a new police chief

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1578025803 Michael Brainard

    Open carry!! Not concealed!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524518321 Brad Anderson

    Why can’t people like him just be happy his town is murder free and leave things be. Why does somebody always has to be up in everybody elses shit?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000552444287 Dorothy Weckesser Ward

    That’s why there’s no murders everyones carrying duh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586466492 Greg Mason

    Even a cop can go of his rocker,so what’s the difference?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1665361846 Walter Clifton Davidson

    Some of these DICKtater ( gun grabbers ) wanna be’s, don’t bother to READ !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667900399 Nick Starling

    He must have read the DoJ report of how places with Concealed carry don’t need police. He’s just trying to keep his job by getting others killed and robbed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=832184407 Dutch Þormundr

    I hope there is a vigerous ground swell against this, but as many have seen in Quartzite AZ, even though the populous came out and fought against a constabulary that worked against them, the biggest protestor was arrested while the mayor told the sheriff to stop the arrest, she was within hers rights and in front of dozens of witnesses…. look up Quartzsite and see what ravesty has been done while the voting public was powerless to stop an out of control sheriff… THIS IS WHY WE HAVE GUNS….to fight AGAINST this type of gestapo power grab….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1726581026 Kathy Jones

    This nation going to s@@@

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1107206169 Suzanne Kupersmith Stapler

    These days we need weapons to protect us more than ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502677722 Andrew Mccomb

    The response times of all my guns is alot less than the cops

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1219764626 Fred Cosgrove

    So if I drive into town and shoot 5 or 6 people, chief’s argument will fall apart?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502207852 Jeff Odgis

    Youve heard of “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Well if there is nothing wrong with a situation, government has to make something wrong with it. How about they abolish the police department in that town instead? Sheriffs are the only constitutional law enforcement officer in this country, next to the president (not Obama, ha) and the governors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1232840499 Eddie Reynolds

    To the police chief…….STFU will ya. Your officers carry weapons not to protect the public but to protect themselves you nitwit. This is exactly how Hitler took control..disarm the public and only allow the government agencies to have weapons. I wish these dumb ass Americans would get their head out of their ass and pay attention to whats going on around them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000112344706 Robert Ray Greene

    FACT: The ONLY limitation in the 2nd Amendment, is that the RIGHT “shall NOT be infringed”.
    As there’s no mention of any specific antagonist against the RIGHT, this means it applies to ANY and ALL entities who would attempt limiting/infringing the RIGHT, no matter who they may represent or be.
    The Supremacy clause of the Constitution supercedes any contrary legislation/regulation that any State or locality may enact.
    This EXACT POINT was the crux of the recent Supreme Court decision in McDonald vs Chicago, finding that ALL State and local governments are bound to respect the 2nd Amendment.
    Also, the Heller vs DC decision affirmed the individual nature of the 2nd Amendment RIGHT.

    Again: The Supremacy clause of the Constitution supercedes any contrary legislation/regulation that any State or locality may enact; ALL State and local governments are therefore bound to respect the individual’s 2nd Amendment RIGHT to “keep and bear arms” !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001464502229 Rory Hendrix


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1287284025 John H. Clark

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1016364084 Charles Woznak

    He must be bored and want more work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1207897567 Audrey Southard-Rumsey


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518531697 Rebecca Higgins Meisner

    there goes there zero murder rate

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=628132378 Kathi Jean Andrews

    fire the police chief

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441377623 Mary Jo Leake

    Thank goodness KY just passed a law that cities and counties cannot pass laws or ordinances more restrictive than the state laws which are very 2nd amendment strong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449762349 Wayne Cummings

    If I’m not wrong the police spend A LOT more time investigating crime than they do preventing it. I’ll keep my gun thank you very much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577429300 Randall Elliott

    This falls under Bill Wittle’s quote “The Love Of Theory Is The Root Of All Evil!” If it ain’t broke, what is there to fix?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317014014 Brandon Waterman

    City council cannot ban what is a fundamental right, especially when the STATE protects it. If its an open carry state, the town cant do a damn thing about it. Oh yeah, fire the crummy bastard

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706786916 D. Lee Penner

    tHE MAKINGS OF A good socialist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000176207477 Steve Waldon

    vote that person out before he has time to screw up

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326815164 James Damron

    He must be blind and stupid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1431586819 Ronald E. Lundgren

    If you ban guns only the crooks will have them. Don’t he get that?

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    He must of drank that DC koolaid!! FOOL!