From the Argus Leader:
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 “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.
You right-wing aryan militia group member! Who do you think you are?! How dare you express dissent in your leaders!
What, do you think you live in a representative-republic, with with constitutional rights to free speech or something? Psshh!
Anyone else find the irony in Senator Whitehouse’s name, funny?
You know it’s funny, when a Republican is in office, dissent is patriotic. When a Democrat is in office, it’s racist to oppose them. Hypocrisy, thy middle name is Liberalism!
This is so idiotic, I’m just speechless…
This is the face of liberalism.. and I seriously weep for the future…
Random observation/thought: here’s a great example of free enterprise vs government run: I just heard that schools will be closing tomorrow, even though they’ve had all day today without snowfall to get plowing done. The Eagles game played on this afternoon, and the airport (hit with 2 feet of snow) had planes running today.
Government doesn’t need to make a profit, there is no direct goal for it to strive. On the other hand, no money is made with a closed football field, or planes just on the ground; capitalism won that round.
Keep that in mind, as Democrats continue to try and get government run health-care through the system. If there is no competition, no motivation to stand out, to achieve success. Do you think it’s going to be cheaper for you? Do you think it’s going to be more efficient? Will we see the same level of scientific innovation? Will it be a better experience overall? The answer, is no…
House Committee Already Exempted Itself from Public Option