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Georgia city approves law requiring gun ownership
A small north Georgia town with a population of about 1,300 has passed a law that requires homeowners to own guns.
Nelson City Council members admit the law is largely symbolic, however. The Associated Press reports that the ordinance doesn’t contain any provision to fine or otherwise penalize violators. And on top of that, the new measure exempts felons, those with mental and physical disabilities — and anyone who doesn’t want to abide.
“I likened it to a security sign that people put up in their front yards,” said Councilman Duane Cronic, who sponsored the ordinance but nonetheless admitted it wasn’t binding, in the AP report. “Some people have security systems, some people don’t, but they put those signs up. I really felt like this ordinance was a security sign for our city.”
The council suggests the ordinance has a deeper message, though.
It’s in “opposition of any future attempt by the federal government to confiscate personal firearms,” the council’s agenda stated in the AP report.
Nelson is about 50 miles from Atlanta.
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