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Like Kennesaw

A North Georgia town may require gun ownership.

4 Responses to “Like Kennesaw”

  1. Robb Allen Says:

    Blech. I hate feel good laws that have no enforcement and thus no actual benefit, even if it’s something that I would generally approve of.

    Hell, I’m against even the Kennesaw law because it forces people to do things they may not want to do.

  2. TigerStripe Says:

    I’m with Robb on this. Forcing someone who is anti-gun or even somewhat neutral to have a gun is like Bloomberg not allowing me to have one.

    I bet it’s more of a publicity stunt than anything else…

    TS

  3. Divemedic Says:

    The same people who are cheering for this law that forces people to buy a product (a gun) are the ones who have been screaming about how Obama is wrong for forcing you to buy a product (Health Insurance).

    Hypocrisy?

  4. Jake Says:

    Whether it’s hypocrisy or not depends on why they object to Obamacare, I think. But there are a couple of key differences:

    1) A lot of people object to Obamacare because it’s an unconstitutional overreach and power grab by the Federal government. But this is a local government, not the Feds. Locals aren’t limited to the powers specifically listed in the Constitution like the Feds are supposed to be.

    2) The organization of the militia is a traditional .gov function, and a law requiring all unorganized militia members to own a weapon suitable for militia service falls squarely within that domain.

    That being said, I don’t like this law, either. I might not find it objectionable if it included a) a method for issuing town-owned guns to those people who can’t afford to buy their own; and b) some sort of “conscientious objector” exemption and a fair and private method of implementing it.