Nelson, Georgia, a small town with a population of just 913 recently passed a law that would make gun ownership mandatory. The Family Protection Ordinance was passed Monday night by all five members of the Nelson City Council.
The ordinance states the following: "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." Exemptions to the law include residents with physical or mental disabilities, felons, and "paupers."
Duane Cronic, City Councilman, insisted that the ordinance was symbolic in nature and would not be enforced. "I likened it to a security sign that people put up in their front yards. Some people have security systems, some people don't, but they put those signs up," Cronic said. "I really felt like this ordinance was a security sign for our city."
The city council's agenda also stated their intent is "opposition of any future attempt by the federal government to confiscate personal firearms."
Media Resources: Associated Press 4/2/13; CNN Newsource 4/2/13; The Washington Post 4/2/13
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