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    Well as Chairman of the Village of Lawrence Planning Commission I am happy to report that our Final Draft of the re-codified ordinances makes exactly one mention of firearms.

    Under Offenses it states "Reserved to the state" and that is how it should be!

    There are absolutely NO ordinances relating to firearms in the Village now! State Law is all you need to know in our little town!

    Note there used to be a discharge ordinance and carry ordinance but both were struck down last year prior to finalizing the new code of ordinance, We felt it would make it less of an issue when folks saw that all firearms ordinances had been removed from the final draft if we already had NO firearms ordinances on the books.

    Also of the two only one was enforceable and it was pretty weak and had never been used so we felt it could go.

    NOTE you could still be arrested for reckless discharge under state law if you were killing varmints or doing something else dumb (distance from nearest house.. hunting and all that)... so it is not a big enforcement loss and it clears the stream so to speak.... leaving only state law to worry about!

    Final note K&D Arms opens on the 5th :celebrate we finally will have a gunshop and gunsmith in the downtown!

    Stop in and check it out! Oh I havn't had a chance to discuss OC with the owners but will at the first oportunity!
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    Great to hear!
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    Gun store in Lawrence?

    I'll have to check that out...

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    New Ordinance proposal for you.

    Make it mandatory that every household own a gun.

    Just likeKennesaw Georgia.
    "In 1982, the Kennesaw City Council unanimously passed a law requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm with ammunition.

    The ordinance states the gun law is needed to "protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants."
    Here's the code:
    ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL


    Sec. 34-1. Heads of households to maintain firearms.

    (a)In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefor.

    (b)Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.

    (Code 1986, § 4-3-10)
    Sec. 34-2. Use of firearms.


    No person shall fire a gun, pistol or other firearm in the city, except in the defense of person or property, and except peace officers or military forces of this state or the United States, in the discharge of official duties.

    (Code 1986, § 11-1-4)

    Secs. 34-3--34-25. Reserved.

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    dougwg wrote:
    New Ordinance proposal for you.

    Make it mandatory that every household own a gun.
    I'm sure you're aware that this type of ordinance would be just as unenforceable as any other firearm ordinance.

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    Yes, but I love the symbolism.

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    You know, if there are any noise ordinances, those could probably be enforced as rules about discharge. :P


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    Michigander wrote:
    You know, if there are any noise ordinances, those could probably be enforced as rules about discharge. :P

    And discharge is the one thing that local units of government are allowed to regulate.

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    The noise ordinance is very specific and refers directly to what it affects...Home audio, Car audio. loud exhausts and loud fights.
    Anything I post may be my opinion and not the law... you are responsible to do your own verification.

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    autosurgeon wrote:
    Final note K&D Arms opens on the 5th :celebrate we finally will have a gunshop and gunsmith in the downtown!

    Stop in and check it out! Oh I havn't had a chance to discuss OC with the owners but will at the first oportunity!
    "Downtown"? I grew up there, remember, and know darn well that the town isn't big enough for an "uptown" and "downtown". There's only..."town"! Awesome, tho, I'll swing thru there on the 5th and check it out. Let's keep these folks in business!! The town could use it! - Nate
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    dougwg wrote:
    New Ordinance proposal for you.

    Make it mandatory that every household own a gun.

    Just likeKennesaw Georgia.
    "In 1982, the Kennesaw City Council unanimously passed a law requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm with ammunition.

    The ordinance states the gun law is needed to "protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants."
    Here's the code:
    ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL


    Sec. 34-1. Heads of households to maintain firearms.

    (a)In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefor.

    (b)Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.

    (Code 1986, § 4-3-10)
    Sec. 34-2. Use of firearms.


    No person shall fire a gun, pistol or other firearm in the city, except in the defense of person or property, and except peace officers or military forces of this state or the United States, in the discharge of official duties.

    (Code 1986, § 11-1-4)

    Secs. 34-3--34-25. Reserved.

    WOW!Now if they (Georgia) would let you actually drive on their freeways I might consider moving there!

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    JeffSayers wrote:
    dougwg wrote:
    New Ordinance proposal for you.

    Make it mandatory that every household own a gun.

    Just likeKennesaw Georgia.
    "In 1982, the Kennesaw City Council unanimously passed a law requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm with ammunition.

    The ordinance states the gun law is needed to "protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants."
    Here's the code:
    ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL


    Sec. 34-1. Heads of households to maintain firearms.

    (a)In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefor.

    (b)Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.

    (Code 1986, § 4-3-10)
    Sec. 34-2. Use of firearms.


    No person shall fire a gun, pistol or other firearm in the city, except in the defense of person or property, and except peace officers or military forces of this state or the United States, in the discharge of official duties.

    (Code 1986, § 11-1-4)

    Secs. 34-3--34-25. Reserved.

    WOW!Now if they (Georgia) would let you actually drive on their freeways I might consider moving there!
    I know I should have said at the main 4
    Anything I post may be my opinion and not the law... you are responsible to do your own verification.

    Blackstone (1753-1765) maintains that "the law holds that it is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."

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