February 01, 2011
New SD Law Mandates Gun Ownership
Any law that promotes the Second Amendment is fine with me, but I'm not sure I'd trust everyone with a weapon:
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.”
Of course, the authors of this bill are not serious; they are only making a point:
“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,” [Rep. Hal Wick] said.
It makes sense. If the Obama Administration thinks they can force individuals to insure their health, why shouldn't state legislators force people to defend themselves?