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    Atlanta (CNN) -- A small Georgia town may soon require every household to own a firearm -- a law that, if passed, would make it the second town in the state to mandate gun ownership.

    City council members in Nelson, a town of 1,300 people north of Atlanta, unanimously approved the proposal at a meeting this week. Citizens now have a chance to review the proposal before the council takes it up again in April.

    "Basically this is a deterrent ordinance," Councilman Duane Cronic said at the meeting. "It's no more than putting a sign in your front yard saying that 'ADT protects this home.' Now the person that may be there (checking) your home out to cause harm to you or your family to break into your house has to decide, 'When I break that door down, what's on the other side of that door?'"

    The law would give every family the right to protect themselves and their property "without worrying about prosecution for protecting themselves," Cronic told the meeting. He said the proposal was modeled on a similar law in nearby Kennesaw, Georgia, that has been on the books since 1982.

    Nelson Police Chief Heath Mitchell told council members the proposal is a great idea.

    "I think y'all are showing the people that you're in full support of the Constitution," Mitchell said. "And as far as the Second Amendment goes, that you stand behind it, you stand behind people's rights."

    The two-paragraph proposal reads, "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."

    People with physical or mental disabilities are exempt from the law, as are "paupers," felons, and those who oppose gun ownership based on belief or religious doctrine.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/07/us/georgia-gun-requirement/index.html?hpt=hp\_t3

    The last paragraph pretty much makes anyone exempt. icon\_biggrin.gif

     

     

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  • #2

    Gun ownership for homeowners only.

    There's a plan.

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    • Alndln3
      Alndln3 commented
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      Daryl Flynn wrote:

      Gun ownership for homeowners only.

      There's a plan.


      Not if they don't "believe" in guns. This law makes no sense in regard to the exemptions.


  • #3
    Well if People with physical or mental disabilities are exempt from the law that should take care of a good share of the state.

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    • #4
      No one should be forced to buy a firearm.

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      • Hoddy
        Hoddy commented
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        mauser wrote:
        No one should be forced to buy a firearm.

        They won't be forced...it's more of a symbolic gesture...like the same type law that was enacted in Kennesaw back in 1982.


    • #5

      Alndln3 wrote:

       

      Atlanta (CNN) -- A small Georgia town may soon require every household to own a firearm -- a law that, if passed, would make it the second town in the state to mandate gun ownership.

      City council members in Nelson, a town of 1,300 people north of Atlanta, unanimously approved the proposal at a meeting this week. Citizens now have a chance to review the proposal before the council takes it up again in April.

      "Basically this is a deterrent ordinance," Councilman Duane Cronic said at the meeting. "It's no more than putting a sign in your front yard saying that 'ADT protects this home.' Now the person that may be there (checking) your home out to cause harm to you or your family to break into your house has to decide, 'When I break that door down, what's on the other side of that door?'"

      The law would give every family the right to protect themselves and their property "without worrying about prosecution for protecting themselves," Cronic told the meeting. He said the proposal was modeled on a similar law in nearby Kennesaw, Georgia, that has been on the books since 1982.

      Nelson Police Chief Heath Mitchell told council members the proposal is a great idea.

      "I think y'all are showing the people that you're in full support of the Constitution," Mitchell said. "And as far as the Second Amendment goes, that you stand behind it, you stand behind people's rights."

      The two-paragraph proposal reads, "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."

      People with physical or mental disabilities are exempt from the law, as are "paupers," felons, and those who oppose gun ownership based on belief or religious doctrine.

      http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/07/us/georgia-gun-requirement/index.html?hpt=hp\_t3

      The last paragraph pretty much makes anyone exempt. icon\_biggrin.gif

       

       


      I'm in trouble. I'm not against gun ownership, and don't own one and I don't want one. Sounds like I would be in direct violation of the law. Is this law intended to improve gun profits? It's clearly not for my protection.
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      • Alndln3
        Alndln3 commented
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        WynnD wrote:

        Alndln3 wrote:

        People with physical or mental disabilities are exempt from the law, as are "paupers," felons, and those who oppose gun ownership based on belief or religious doctrine.

        http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/07/us/georgia-gun-requirement/index.html?hpt=hp\_t3

        The last paragraph pretty much makes anyone exempt. icon\_biggrin.gif

         

         


        I'm in trouble. I'm not against gun ownership, and don't own one and I don't want one. Sounds like I would be in direct violation of the law. Is this law intended to improve gun profits? It's clearly not for my protection.

        Read the last paragraph above the link regarding exemptions.

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    • #6

      Hasn't the mandatory gun ownership thing been tried already elsewhere?

      Strangers on this road we are on,
      and we are not two, we are one.

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      • Alndln3
        Alndln3 commented
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        Gromit wrote:

        Hasn't the mandatory gun ownership thing been tried already elsewhere?


        Yes, in another town in Georgia. It's in the article.


    • #7
      The same hacks that will cry foul about obamacare mandating purchase of firearms. Holy Derp!
      "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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