Tuesday, February 01, 2011

South Dakota Lawmakers Want Mandatory Gun Ownership...

Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require any adult 21 or older to buy a firearm “sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense.”
The bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2012, would give people six months to acquire a firearm after turning 21. The provision does not apply to people who are barred from owning a firearm.
Nor does the measure specify what type of firearm. Instead, residents would pick one “suitable to their temperament, physical capacity, and preference.”

The measure is known as an act “to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.”
Rep. Hal Wick, R-Sioux Falls, is sponsoring the bill and knows it will be killed. But he said he is introducing it to prove a point that the federal health care reform mandate passed last year is unconstitutional.
“Do I or the other cosponsors believe that the State of South Dakota can require citizens to buy firearms? Of course not. But at the same time, we do not believe the federal government can order every citizen to buy health insurance,” he said.

Finally; at long last a law that would be worthy of being called American. Actually though, since the Founders believed that all men of military age were supposed to be ever-ready to defend themselves and their country, there has always been a de-facto mandate for weapons ownership.

And there's FOREVER this thought from liberal loons, the one that goes something like well, if you don't take good care of yourself then you'll be even sicker than those that do, so mandatory health insurance actually saves money in the long run.

So would the firing of a couple million cops if we all handled our own beeswax.

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