5 American Cities That Require You To Own A Gun

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They may rarely punish their citizens for choosing not to own a gun, but their loose mandates are more about making a statement than enforcing a law.

1. Kennesaw, Georgia

Kennesaw has the most well-known gun mandate in the country. In 1982, a law was passed requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm.

Other cities have used Kennesaw as an example for gun mandates.

2. Nelson, Georgia

Nelson unanimously passed an ordinance making gun ownership mandatory in 2013.

3. Nucla, Colorado

Nucla became the first city to mandate gun ownership in Colorado.

With just around 700 people, Nucla passed what they call the “Home Protection Ordinance” in 2013, but does not actually enforce it.

4. Gun Barrel City, Texas

Gun Barrel got its fitting name as a safe haven for outlaws like Bonnie and Clyde during the Prohibition era.

The city’s motto is “We shoot straight with you.”

5. Virgin, Utah

In 2000, the city council passed an ordinance making firearm ownership mandatory. The mayor at the time encouraged this move because most citizens had already owned guns.

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