Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Nelson, GA, Passes Mandatory Gun Law for all Residents with Few Exceptions

Time for NRA and Gun Lobby to be honest with Gun Owners that the Government is not coming to take their guns which they know is the truth

Where in the 2nd Amendment does it say that any entity has a right to tell me that I have to own a gun?  My reading comprehension is pretty high and just don't see anything that tells me it is mandatory I have to own a gun only that I have a right to own a gun - huge difference.  Yet Nelson, GA is now saying otherwise with making gun ownership mandatory in their town outside of Atlanta.  How long before it spreads to other parts of the Country?  I don't see the word  'mandatory' in the 2nd amendment:
Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
The new law exempts people who don't want to own firearms for religious purposes.  How about those of us who don't want guns in our homes period.  I can still my remember when my oldest daughter was small and my husband's brother and wife who were both ATF agents visited us since his parents were there for the Christmas holidays and New Years.  Our daughter went into her room where they were staying to get something from her closet and came running down to tell me there was a gun on top of her dresser. I admit I flipped out and had a few choice words for my husband after he refused to say anything.  My father-in-law took care of it.  At least there was one sane person in the group.

Every time I see an article about a child getting their hands on a handgun and shooting themselves or someone else, I am reminded of that incident.  Fortunately, my daughter got scared of the gun and came down to tell me.

Now a town in Georgia wants to make sure that everyone owns a gun.  Glad I don't live there or I would be dialing up an attorney to file suit against the city council for infringing on my rights.  Love the part where council says we are not going to enforce it.  Next time you get a speeding ticket in this town, the person needs ask how you can enforce one law and not another one.  NRA and anti-gun control people are out of control especially in the South.

At least the Oklahoma Senate yesterday effectively killed teachers carrying guns when they are refusing to hear the House bill that passed in committee.  Oklahoma Senators seem to have more common sense then those in the House.  How long before the gun rights people start threatening OK Senators?  You know that is coming because the gun rights groups don't take rejection kindly.  They act like they are the only ones who have a right to say which gun laws are passed (none) and the GOP goes right along with them like the little lemmings or another way to say it is the GOP are bought and paid for by the NRA along with some Democrats.  Shame on all of them for putting the NRA/Guns over American lives.

This just takes the cake - Georgia once again shows how they got their reputation for being 'good ole boys' with this new law in one of their towns.  They have ten days to come to their senses before the bill is law.  I wouldn't count on that happening.  If I was driving through GA, I would boycott Nelson, GA - none of my money would buy gas or pay for food in a town that is this radical:
Georgia Town Passes Mandatory Gun BillBy Annie-Rose Strasser posted from ThinkProgress Justice on Apr 2, 2013 at 9:09 am 
Late Monday, Nelson, Georgia passed a law called the “Family Protection Ordinance” that requires every adult in the 1,300-person town to own a gun “for purposes of emergency management and general safety of the city.” 
The town’s Police Chief, Heath Mitchell, told the AP that he hopes “having a gun would help residents take their protection into their own hands,” since the town has an understaffed police department and slow response time to 911 calls. 
One councilman even used the National Rifle Association’s call for arming all Americans to defend the law, saying “I really felt like this ordinance was a security sign for our city. Basically it was a deterrent ordinance to tell potential criminals they might want to go on down the road a little bit.” Overall, the measure signals that government officials believe residents, not police departments, should be responsible for their own protection and rejects state and federal governments’ efforts to reduce gun violence through increased regulation of firearms. 
The law exempts felons and the disabled, and anyone who objects to carrying a gun can refuse to participate with no penalty. Nelson’s city council claims that the requirement will preempt efforts by the government to “confiscate personal firearms,” something no one has proposed doing: 
Councilman Duane Cronic, who sponsored the measure, said he knows the ordinance won’t be enforced but he still believes it will make the town safer.[...]
The city council’s agenda says another purpose of the measure is “opposition of any future attempt by the federal government to confiscate personal firearms.” 
The mayor said he never dreamed his small city would be the focus of national and international media attention, but he understands it. 
“It bumps up against the national issues on guns,” he said.
One resident told the AP that he wasn’t so sure about the measure. “Really, I think it would be more fair to put it to a vote,” he said. 
Nelson’s initiative is part of a national backlash to discussions about gun regulations. After the massacre at Newtown renewed conversations about how to promote gun safety, legislatures and city councils around the country proposed similar measures, requiring or suggesting gun ownership for residents or teachers, or hosting gun giveaways to ‘take back‘ the town.
All the screeching out of the hard right and NRA about the government going to confiscate guns is a flat out lie and the NRA knows it  but they want to sell more guns and ammo as lobbyists for gun/ammo manufactures. NRA knows they can control the people on the hard right with rhetoric the government is coming to take their guns which only leads to more paranoia.  Now that paranoia has turned into this overreaching gun law in Nelson, GA.

Why is the NRA so afraid of background checks to buy a gun?  Takes a 3-day wait for a marriage license in FL after providing the required information but you can walk into a gun show, buy a gun from a private dealer with no ID required, and walk out with your gun in five minutes.  There is something really wrong and it needs fixed NOW not in a couple of years.  Too many young children are dying because of guns left around the home by people who demand they have a right to weapons no matter what.

Time for Congress to throw the NRA lobbyist out of Congress and get some sensible gun legislation passed.

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