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Here's a question should gun ownership be mandatory that's where our next guests are proposing.
The magnificent Nelson Georgia resident who proposed the family protection ordinance.
And doing chronic is -- Nelson Georgia councilman.
Thanks -- very much for joining us so.
-- tell tell us how this works this would require every person in Yorktown to only gone why.
Well it was was an idea from the Second Amendment.
And we thought that Nelson.
Nelson people would approve it.
Okay should -- do you think this would cut down on crime.
Is that the purpose of yes.
Yes -- it is the purpose of the -- the family vacation ordinance basically this is two sentences.
The person who says that the they'll all head of households.
Will maintain a -- for the emergency protection of their family or the property.
The second -- that's gives the exceptions to that it it it simply says that if you are convicted felon you will not have a power.
If you are mentally or physically.
Unable you will not have a -- if you cannot afford -- -- and then you will not be required to have a good or.
If you just do not believe in owning a good you don't have to have one but it is what it is simply a deterrent.
OK so I'll -- so the law basically says you have to own a -- unless you don't want to.
Yes and and I and I'll liken it to putting the security sand upping your front your right basically people put their security -- up in the front yard some do enhance security system some do as a deterrent and do not have a security system.
And that's basically what I liken it to.
So -- -- bill the idea is that if criminals were driving through Georgia they would not stop in your town.
They'd keep driving.
Yes that that is that is -- we hope.
That is the outcome are -- though that is the the big go -- that we're trying to push through this.
Well there's actually been -- fair manner research on the connection between gun ownership in crime and and I think I think the consensus view is the more guns are owned.
Did the lower the crime rate typically.
Here's some towns that have passed was like this Kennesaw Georgia did 1982.
Virginia Todd did in 2000 -- Idaho 2006.
Spring -- do you talk 2013.
And there's a town in Maine and Byron main.
Which is considering a similar ordinance -- have been any opposition to this point.
Very very little as a matter of fact right now in R&R -- what we've only been contacted by two people.
By -- the he answered the the majority.
Are in favor of it.
I'm the majority of our our people and our count half our arms.
And and and that is big are police chief.
Is also offering free gun safety classes if this passes next month he is going offer free -- Firearm safety classes to anyone that would like to take it.
He will also offer a free -- inspection.
To inspect the firearms and -- should they are in proper working order so.
We're we're trying to look forward to and make sure that we take care of everything that needs to be taking carry -- so that people will know how to properly use a firearm.
Let's -- -- I think part of this is.
All of them -- -- National and international media.
Because it's going so smoothly and Nelson that day it's incredible and we we had no idea that it was gonna have such an impact.
We are of the opinion that.
It's a really good thing to do because the local government.
Affirms our rights through self defense and then on to the Second Amendment it sure sounds that way so that the friendly town two gentlemen thanks a lot for joining us I appreciate.
Thank you thank.
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