Nelson, Georgia Could Adopt Family Protection Ordinance Requires households in the City of Nelson to maintain firearms (Video)
The City of Nelson had their first reading of the Family Protection Ordinance at their March council meeting. The ordinance will require all heads of the households to maintain firearms, but does give exemptions.
Councilman Duane Cronic explained it was a 'deterrent ordinance' that comes straight from Kennesaw's ordinance that has been in place since 1982.
The council unanimously approved the first reading, that followed in applause from the audience. The final reading will be held at the regular Council meeting on April 1, 2013.
The ordinance reads:
Heads of households to maintain firearms. (a) 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.
(b) Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.
Video below is a portion of the Nelson City Council meeting featuring the invited Guest, David Bores and Nelson Police Chief Heath Mitchell, and the voting portion of the first reading of the Family Protection Ordinance.