February 26, 2013
Authorities in a Georgia town with a law requiring residents to own guns said the 1982 law was never meant as an enforceable measure.
WUSA-TV, Washington, which said it found support for the law from all residents it spoke to in Kennesaw, quoted police as saying the 1982 law requiring gun and ammunition ownership was a symbolic gesture responding to a 1981 gun ban in Morton Grove, Ill., which was later declared unconstitutional.
“It was not meant to be an enforceable law. The police department has never searched homes to make sure you had a gun. It was meant more or less as a political statement to support citizens’ second amendment rights to own firearms,” Kennesaw police Lt. Craig Graydon said.
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