Steve Posted February 2, 2011 Report Share Posted February 2, 2011 Bill would require all S.D. citizens to buy a gun Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require any adult 21 or older to buy a firearm Ã¢â‚¬Å“sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense.Ã¢â‚¬Â 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“suitable to their temperament, physical capacity, and preference.Ã¢â‚¬Â The measure is known as an act Ã¢â‚¬Å“to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.Ã¢â‚¬Â 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. [color:red]Ã¢â‚¬Å“Do I or the other co-sponsors 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,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.[/color] I'd like an Uzi. :content: Does he have a problem with states requiring us to buy car insurance? There are a ton of things we have to buy as mandated by the government that would meet the same test as health insurance. I am no big fan of big govvernment but I just think its a bit over the top. I know others don't and I respect that. The FACT is that both parties propose a health care plan. Its part of the national debate. Had McCain won his version would have been forced on us as well. Maybe not as big as Obama's but nonetheless it would have. My question is does the status quo work? Both parties seem to agree that it doesn't. I'm more pissed at Obama for seemingly being too tied to the status quo. I don't see as much of an outsider. Maybe its political reality at work. Its one of the things that attracts me to Ron Paul. I honestly feel he could give a rats ass about the status quo and political reality. He'll do what he says. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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