When I was a kid, I lived in a country where the only ppl who owned a gun without a license were the terrorists. I didn't even know where you could buy a gun. The crime rate in the 4 million population metropolis I lived in was very low, but everyone still locked their cars and doors. In fact, in the whole 15 years I lived there, not a single crime incident happened in my neighbourhood. Back in the day when I lived in the suburbs of Atlanta, I never thought about owning a gun. Never felt the need. The police was always visible and crime rates were low. Now, living in the middle of city of Atlanta, I can't imagine not owning one. Many of my neighbors have been victimized and police was of NO help, even though their station is only a block away. I find it absurd that cities that want to ban guns are also those who can't protect their citizens. I hope Atlanta won't try this kinda idiocy. I know our mayor is very anti-gun. So, I was happy to hear that an appeals court have overturned DC's gun ban. I just hope this holds up, or that the Supreme Court steps in and tells these crazy politicians that its is our RIGHT to protect ourselves. BTW, Atlanta has the worst police officer to resident ratio in the country among major metropolitan cities.