Unbelievably, a tiny Colorado town of around 1000 residents has just made owning a gun in every household mandatory.
NUCLA, Colo. Newly-signed gun control laws in Colorado have some folks in the state concerned about the future of their Second Amendment rights.
One Western Colorado town is taking a stand to not only protect those rights, but protect it’s citizens from criminals. With some exemptions, the head of each household is now required to maintain a firearm.
Pro tem mayor and town trustee Richard Craig brought the idea to the town. “Every head of the household residing in town limits is required to maintain a firearm together with ammunition thereafter. Criminals are put on notice, period. We are armed.” he said.
In a five to one vote, Nucla trustees passed the ordinance.
One Nucla resident, Bill Long, echoes our objections to this ridiculously invasive ordinance saying, “We’re not being consistent, saying we don’t want government in our lives but here we are saying everybody’s got to own a gun.”
The ordinance is obviously symbolic as exemptions include criminals, the mentally ill, people who can’t afford to buy a gun and those opposed to firearm ownership because of religious or other reasons. Still, making something mandatory is a strange way of protesting alleged government overreach. What do you think, AATTPers? Let us know in the comments below.
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