“[City of Nelson] Leaders told Channel 2’s John Bachman the reason they need the law is because the city straddles Cherokee county to the south and Pickens County to the north. That, they said, can lead to slower response times.
“One police officer patrols Nelson, Georgia for eight hours during the day. That leaves 16 hours overnight when the city is basically unguarded.
“‘When he’s not here we rely on county sheriffs — however it takes a while for them to get here,’ said Nelson City Councilman Duane Cronic. ‘Every head of household will own and maintain a firearm,'” he said.
“Bill McNiff lives in Nelson, carries a pistol and supports the law.
“‘I think every city should do it. I think it should go countywide too,’ McNiff said.”