Gun Barrel City located in Henderson County is living up to its name by passing a resolution encouraging homeowners to own a firearm.

The city council recently approved the measure that urges residents to have a weapon in their home, "together with ammunition."

There are exemptions included in the resolution, such as for those with a mental disability or who "conscientiously oppose" having a weapon.

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The city’s logo (shown at left) features two revolvers and the motto is, "We'll shoot straight with you."

Mayor Paul Eaton said Wednesday the vote was meant to support the constitutional right to own a firearm. He says dozens of responses to the vote have been overwhelmingly positive.

The council voted on the matter April 23.