Georgia Town Passes Law Mandating Gun Ownership

Symbolic vote, as households can opt out


A small town in north Georgia has unanimously passed an ordinance that requires every household to own a gun and ammunition.

But the new law seems to be more in reaction to talk of gun control rather than to crime.

"People ask me if we're like Mayberry," said Heath Mitchell, who has been the police chief of Nelson, Ga., for a little over three years and is currently the town's only police officer. "I tell them we're quieter than Mayberry. They've got a lot more going on they we do."