Georgia City Looks to Make Gun Ownership Mandatory

March 7, 2013

A north Georgia city is considering passing an ordinance to make gun ownership mandatory.

Leaders of Nelson, a city of just over 1,300 about 50 miles north of downtown Atlanta, said with one police officer on patrol eight hours a day, city residents are left virtually unprotected for 16 hours per day.

Nelson City Councilman Duane Cronic told WSB-TV that relying on sheriffs from Cherokee and Pickens counties could mean a longer wait time in an emergency.

The proposed ordinance is similar to a law that passed in Kennesaw in 1982. Some residents support the proposal while others say it’s a demonstration of big government overstepping its boundaries.

City leaders could make a decision on the ordinance at their next council meeting on April 1.

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  • March 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    InsGuy says:
    No offense, but (apart from the ocassional hitch-hiking serial killer) what kind of crime would you have in the podunk part of GA, population 1,300 that would require more tha... read more
  • March 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    insurance is fun! says:
    ...and I thought some of the Christian employer health insurance stories were funny. or sad
  • March 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Huh! says:
    I thought bearing arms was a constitutional right, as opposed to a requirement
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