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Another City Requires Its Residents To Own Firearms

We’ve written before about Kennesaw, Georgia, the town that since 1982 has had an ordinance that requires gun ownership among its residents. Part (a) of the ordinance read:

“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.”

Part (b) listed those who were exempt from the statute that included those who were physically or mentally disabled such that they were incapable of safely using a firearm; those who “conscientiously opposed” the ownership of guns; and those who were felons.



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  1. Surfer

    March 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I am a gun owner, but cities requiring gun ownership are just as crazy as our democrats wanting to change our Constitution!

    • Don'tTreadonUs

      March 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      So, you fight crazy, with crazy FTW!

    • Steven

      March 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      At this countries founding, EVERY state required members of the militia to own and maintain their own guns. EVERY able bodied male between 14 and 40 was considered a member of the militia.

    • Cassie

      March 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      It DOES say that if you are “conscientiously opposed” to gins you don’t have to have one. So there’s your out right there. It’s not being forced.

  2. jong

    March 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Good. Another place we can relocate a gun manufacturer. Of course you will find little crime. An armed society makes for a polite society.

  3. CaptTurbo

    March 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    God Speed Nelson GA. I wish I could move to your fine city. If time allows, I just might!

  4. phillyg

    March 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Be careful what you wish for. A govt. edict requiring one to purchase a gun is the same as requiring someone to purchase health insurance, ala Obamacare.

    • Dawg

      March 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      Relax. Kennesaw is a small municipality of Atlanta and it’s a local ordinance with plenty of outs should one want to opt out. it isn’t a potential problem.

    • Don'tTreadonUs

      March 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      True, BUT they have already forced the healthcare issue down our throats whether we wanted it or not and this is a LOT less expensive, so I wouldn’t have a problem with it. I’d probably opt out just to keep them from knowing I had one, then just purchase one anyways.

      • Richtoo

        March 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

        Where does out say that even owning a gun by choice is only the prerogative of government at whatever level. It is and always was about freedom. Indeed be careful of what you wish for, you may lose every freedom God has given us.Go for it Georgia we need more thinking folks like you throughout this great land.

    • garysvent

      March 8, 2013 at 12:45 am

      Actually, the city should have more leeway than the federal gov. If you don’t like a city ordinance, you can leave. But you can’t easily leave your nation if you don’t like they laws it passes. That’s why the fed gov is supposed to have only a few duties, and the rest were left up to states and the people.

  5. egalicki

    March 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    What kind of industry is in the area? I do machine design and if there were enough business using that service I would surely consider moving there.

    • Starbrander

      March 9, 2013 at 5:45 am

      You’re North Of Marietta. And Atlanta…Beautiful Surroundings

  6. Don'tTreadonUs

    March 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Reading parts A and B it sounds like they have some common sense happening there.

  7. violater1

    March 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Georgia legislators and Governor Deal it is past time to contact Beretta in Maryland and make them an offer of tax free property and subsidized or tax free status for up to 5 years! Just think of the gains for Georgia in employment and personel income tax revenues during these free tax years! This is a win win for Georgia and its citizens!
    Maybe we can even get Georgia resident discounts on weapons negotiated?!

  8. DenverKitty

    March 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Sounds right to me.

  9. Tyekanik

    March 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Why isn’t it obligatory everywhere?

  10. del57

    March 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

    In Switzerland every household is required to keep and maintain a weapon…their gun crime rate is 0.5/100, 000 while ours is 5/100, 000. They have a good mental health system…hmmm…Chicago meanwhile has very strict gun control laws and one of the highest gun crime rates in the country…but the clinic will give you antidepressents free if you can’t afford them

  11. dad666

    March 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    A great example of what every city in this country should do. The hell with the Feds.

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