This should be music to the National Rifle Association’s ears — the city of Nelson GA wants to make gun ownership mandatory for every homeowner or they risk breaking the law.
Every homeowner in a local town could soon have to own a gun or break the law. It’s a controversial new plan for the city of Nelson.
Leaders told Channel 2′s John Bachman the reason they need the law is because the city straddles Cherokee county to the south and Pickens County to the north.
That, they said, can lead to slower response times. One police officer patrols Nelson, Georgia for eight hours during the day. That leaves 16 hours overnight when the city is basically unguarded.
“When he’s not here we rely on county sheriffs–however it takes a while for them to get here,” said Nelson City Councilman Duane Cronic.
The Nelson ordinance is modeled closely after the 1982 law passed in Kennesaw.
It requires gun ownership, but allows several outs, like if you’re not physically or mentally able to handle a gun, or if you’re a felon or have religious objections. Source