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In the tiny, poverty-stricken and largely forgotten town of Nucla, Colorado, owning a gun is not a luxury nor a matter of personal preference – it’s the law.
In May 2013, the Nucla Town Board voted 5-1 to require that residents own firearms for protection, with exceptions for heads of households who don’t want to participate or who cannot legally possess a gun.
The unusual ordinance, the first of its kind to be adopted in Colorado, was inspired by the Family Protection Ordinance passed by the town of Nelson, Georgia.
The Nucla gun law has become the latest of a handful of communities nationwide to pass such a rule. The measures are widely considered unenforceable.
‘The main reason is to protect Second Amendment rights, especially with the government talking about abolishing them,’ Nucla Town Board member Joshua Newingham said last year. ‘Out here, we hunt, we do sports shooting. It’s a way of life.’
Nucla’s ordinance states that, in order to provide for the emergency management of the town and for the general public welfare, ‘every head of household residing in the town limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefor.’
Read more: Daily Mail
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