Ga. city council votes to requires gun ownership, but measure has many exemptions

  • Article by: KATE BRUMBACK , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 2, 2013 - 7:09 AM
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matteotorgyApr. 2, 1310:35 AM

This is a bad week for gun control activist Heather Martens of "Protect" Minnesota. First she learned that the Zimmerman murder-suicide didn't involve a firearm, and now she learns that this logical and rational city council voted to require residents to own a firearm. Despite the best efforts of Martens, the Star Tribune, and liberal politicians and "journalists" across the country, the people of this great nation are figuring out that the modern gun hysteria is a inflamed not by fact but by empty rhetoric and partisan drama. This country needs more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Not less.

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EleanoreApr. 2, 1310:58 AM

Nice gesture but they themselves admit it's not an enforceable ordinance. that's good. CT legislators though appear to be on the verge of real inssurection against our nation, joining NY, CA, and some localities in attacks on american citizens. I think in the future these rebellions by elected officials are going to form the core of headlines across the nation as the situation is corretced to the constitutional standard.

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jimdogApr. 2, 1312:05 PM

When you require that everyone have a gun- then you make sure criminals have guns too. It is like arming every passenger on the plane in order to prevent hijacking.

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tranqwhlApr. 2, 1312:12 PM

@jimdog; felons are exempt. Actually, nobody is really required to (own a firearm), it's more of a statement. Did you read the article? I think what they're trying to say is "Hey criminals... we already know that you have guns. We do too. Tread lightly."

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sanddogsnarlApr. 2, 1312:59 PM

"This is a bad week for gun control activist Heather Martens of 'Protect' Minnesota. First she learned that the Zimmerman murder-suicide didn't involve a firearm, and now she learns that this logical and rational city council voted to require residents to own a firearm."

Sometimes you just have to stop in amazement at what passes for "logic" among some Second Amendment idol-worshippers. Exhibit A: A preposterous atribution to Heather Martens of some kind of pining for these deaths to be gun-related and of being chagrined they were not. Followed hot on its heels by Exhibit B: An attribution of "logical and rational" behavior to a city council action that, instead, only adds further credence to all those stereotypes of Deep South small town government being controlled by assorted backwater yokels and bumbling hicks.

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EleanoreApr. 2, 13 1:46 PM

I think the important thing to remember here is that as long as the 2nd amendment is part of the constitution, no banning, nor Jim Crow literacy type tests, no poll tax-esque fees are legal and any permitting process that relies on them is as well null and void. We are an armed nation for very good, reasonable reasons. It is the lawless and irresponsible who are attempting to tread on civil rights in this country, and this is just another example of that constant vigilance thing we all have to put up with.

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