The proposed law goes beyond the right to bear arms and would make it illegal not to.
It’s called the Family Protection Act and its being introduced as legislation in Nelson, Georgia. The city has just over 1,300 residents but just one police officer and residents say response times could endanger their lives.
The wording on the proposal says that every head of household will "maintain a firearm, together with ammunition."
There are exemptions for things like convicted felons and people with objections that stem from their legal beliefs.
Oh, and town leaders say if they pass the law, they don't intend on enforcing the statute.
Citizens of the city were not happy to hear that news. "Why have an ordinance if you're not going to enforce it? What's the point?" one said.
This isn’t the first time a city has decided to put forth this kind of legislation. The others have been:
Kennesaw, Ga. where every household has been required to keep a firearm since 1982. Police there estimate that about half the town complies.
In Sabattus, Maine a retired cop wanted a gun requirement to fire back at talk of gun control. The measure was voted down by the town council by a 4-0 vote on Tuesday.
And in Virgin, Utah a law was passed in 2000 making gun ownership a must. But cops there say it’s nearly impossible to enforce. Approximately 95% of the town's residents already had a firearm when the