Mandatory Gun Ownership in Georgia

Mandatory Gun Ownership in GeorgiaMandatory Gun Ownership

Okay, first of all this is happening in Georgia, a state that is among the lowest in population who have attended college, and has a high school graduation rate of less than 70%.  So if something is proposed that appears to display a lack of intelligence, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it occurs in the deep south, or Texas, otherwise known as “red states”.

The city council of Nelson, Georgia, a town of about 1300 just north of Atlanta, has approved an ordinance that would require every household in the city to own a firearm.  The public will now have a chance to review it before its final consideration in April.  If passed, this will be the second town in Georgia to have this type of law.

“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.

Well “y’all”, if you have that much fear of violent crime in such a small community, you are part of the problem.  Americans often move to small towns because of lower crime rates and a more secure and comfortable life style.  So if your city council, and the sheriff’s department haven’t created a safe environment for your families, throw them out and get someone who will.

The proposal is two pages long, and 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.

The civil war goes on.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

One Response to "Mandatory Gun Ownership in Georgia"

  1. Anna   March 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Maybe they are more intelligent than we think…they know what is going to come with those federal laws to disarm all citizens…

    Reply

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