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Georgia Town Could Make Not Owning a Gun Illegal

Slow response times from law enforcement cited as reason for the proposal


NELSON, Ga. — 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.

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  1. That in itself is Statist. Forcing gun ownership is every bit as wrong as gun control itself. Two wrongs never make a right.

    1. It’s not a wrong, it’s a penaltax.

  2. Forcing gun ownership is every bit as wrong as gun control itself.

    I wouldn’t say every bit as wrong. Preventing someone from defending themselves is not as onerous, IMO, of requiring them to keep a piece of equipment at their homes, one arguably justified as a citizens part to play in the common defense. It’s the Swiss model without the conscription.

    If you’re an anarchist and think all state action is indefensible, you’ll naturally find this indefensible too, but in general it seems like a lesser burden than being disarmed.

    1. At least there’s Common Law history for it. Longbow Laws, Militia Acts and Hue and Cry. That’s not to mention Kennesaw, GA has had such a law since 1982.

      From my point of view, it’s as reasonable as requiring smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

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