It was a plan that runs opposite to most gun control measures before Congress, but even gun rights advocates refuse to get on board with a controversial plan in a small Maine town.
FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig has the story:
Gun ownership will not be mandated in Byron, Maine. Voter in the town of 140 people rejecting an article that would "require all households to have firearms and ammunitions to protect the citizens."
(Sound from Vote) "All those opposed? Okay, that motion fails."
The vote was overwhelming - nearly unanimously against, even among the town's gun advocates.
(Byron Resident) "We have elderly living in town that do not need to be made mandatory to have a gun."
Others calling it an overreach of the municipal government that would have made the town a laughingstock.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.