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Inside the Georgia Town Where Guns Are the Law

Jul 21, 2015 | 683 videos
Video by Alexandre Dostie and Nicolas Lévesque

In Kennesaw, Georgia, a good citizen is an armed citizen. In 1982, a law was passed that required each head of household to own a working firearm with ammunition. Nicolas Lévesque is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker who profiled the small town and captured the sweeping reality of gun ownership among its residents. "It's just like a tool," a Kennesaw police officer says in this short documentary. "You know, firearms are part of our culture," another resident says. "They're not dangerous, it's the people that get them that are dangerous."

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