Georgia City Requires All Residents to Own a Gun

Backers of a newly adopted ordinance requiring gun ownership in a small north Georgia town acknowledge they were largely seeking to make a point about gun rights.

The ordinance in the city of Nelson — population 1,300 — was approved Monday night and goes into effect in 10 days. However, it contains no penalties and exempts anyone who objects, convicted felons and those with certain mental and physical disabilities.

City Councilman Duane Cronic, who sponsored the measure, said he knows the ordinance won’t be enforced but he still believes it will make the town safer.

“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,” he said. “I really felt like this ordinance was a security sign for our city.”

Another purpose, according to the city council’s agenda, is “opposition of any future attempt by the federal government to confiscate personal firearms.”

Council members in Nelson, a small city located 50 miles north of Atlanta, voted unanimously to approve the Family Protection Ordinance. The measure requires every head of household to own a gun and ammunition to “provide for the emergency management of the city” and to “provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants.”

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  • Kennesaw, GA. has A Similar Ordinance. Excellent Idea!

  • Taking a stand starts with taking a STEP! Kudos! It appears that people are finally waking up!

  • Isn’t Georgia where they are making all those vinyl casket liners?

    • Yes Gary. You need to come an visit Kennesaw and enter a home late at night. You will meet one of the vinyl liners up close.

  • armedandsafe

    “In 1982, the Kennesaw City Council unanimously passed
    a law requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm with ammunition.”

    Crime has been virtually nil.

  • IamWhoIam

    Isn’t this the Second Ga. town or such to do this?
    I heard a town did this like 30 years ago.
    Excellent move!

  • IamWhoIam

    Kennesaw + Nelson – a nice start to an epidemic of rationality!

  • billygeturgun