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Georgia Town Mulls Requiring Gun Ownership

NELSON, Ga., (UPI) — Households in Nelson, Ga., population 1,300, may be required to own a firearm if the City Council passes an ordinance now under citizen review.

The council unanimously approved the proposal — backed by the police chief — this week and put it before residents to review before taking it up again in April, CNN reported Friday.

If approved, Nelson would be the second town in the state to mandate gun ownership. The other is Kennesaw.

Supporters noted that one police officer patrols Nelson for 8 hours during the day, leaving 16 hours when the community is left unguarded, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported.

“Basically this is a deterrent ordinance,” Councilman Duane Cronic said.

The proposal, he said, would give families the right to protect themselves and their property “without worrying about prosecution for protecting themselves.”

Cronic said Nelson’s plan was modeled after a law that has been in effect in Kennesaw since 1982.

While the proposed Nelson ordinance requires gun ownership, it does have several exceptions, such as being physically or mentally unable to handle a gun, having religious objections or being a felon, WSB reported.

Nelson Police Chief Heath Mitchell told council members the proposal was a great idea that shows “you’re in full support of the Constitution.”

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  • TIME

    Great Idea, ~ really its such a great idea that should be the LAW in every town in America no matter what size the town is.

    If one really wants to stop ~ CRIME as per what the Mass media’s selling.

    Then every American would embrace this as the LAW of the land, and the CRIME would come to a grinding halt in less than three months.
    Then we would need 95% less jails, 95% less police, and oddly 99.9999% less Government.

    Can I get now wow that’s a { spending cut we can live with.}

    Then all we need to do is leave all other nations alone – and get all of our TROOPS on our soil rather than 130 bases around the damm globe!

    If the “Technology” thats being hidden from us by that special bread of Criminal in DC was exposed to all of us ~ we then would also have the following:
    Free Water,
    Free Electric power,
    Oddly JOBS for all.

    But it seems that the mass media’s game plan is to allow you all to become slaves to the very .02% criminal gang that keep us all slaves to them.

    Anyone else see a problem with that type of “HYPOCRISY”

    Peace and Love Shalom

  • JimH

    What if someone can’t afford one? Or chooses not to spend their hard earned money on one?
    Will there be an rule about how much on hand ammo one is required to have?
    I believe in my right to keep and bear arms, but should we force it on others?

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