One-cop town considers mandatory gun ownership

Nelson, home to 1,300 people, employs one police officer, who is only on duty at night for 8 hours


By David Beasley
Gwinnett Daily Post

ATLANTA — Residents of a small Georgia town may soon be asked to keep guns in their homes, a proposal that comes as federal lawmakers argue for new limits on firearm ownership.

A city leader in Nelson, 50 miles north of Atlanta, said on Wednesday he proposed an ordinance calling on every head of household to have a gun as a way to keep crime down.

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