The proposal initially made gun ownership a requirement, but pushback from some, including the county sheriff, forced Neil Sorensen to rework the language.
The revised ordinance is expected to pass at next month's council meeting, triggering a public hearing.
"Law enforcement, that's a big expense for us. So if we can do our part, then it will be a better place," said resident David Sedlak.
Sorensen notes that many of the town's residents already own a gun.
Spring City is not the first town to put gun ownership in its law books. In Kennesaw, Georgia, an ordinance passed in 1982 required all heads of households to own a gun, and the city claims that burglary rates have been declining ever since.