Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Now this, is a law I'd obey.
Thank you, South Dakota.

South Dakota Lawmakers Propose Mandating Gun Ownership -- to Make Point About Health Law

Published: February 01, 2011

A group of South Dakota lawmakers has introduced a bill that would require almost everyone in their state to buy a gun once they turn 21.

Turns out it's not a serious attempt. Rather, the lawmakers are trying to make a point about the new health care law -- that an individual mandate is unconstitutional, whether it requires everyone to buy health insurance or, in South Dakota's case, a firearm.

Rep. Hal Wick, one of five co-sponsors, told The Argus Leader newspaper that he expects the bill to fail.

"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," he said.

The South Dakota proposal would require anyone over 21 to purchase a firearm by Jan. 1, 2012, provided they are not legally disqualified from owning one. It would extend a six-month grace period for residents who turn 21 after the beginning of 2012.

Read more: FoxNews

Too bad it's not a real law. It should be the law of the entire USA. But, that's just my opinion.



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4 comments:

Aardvark said...

It's almost better than judge Vinson's "broccolli mandate."

BTW Al, you may remember me as Born Again Redneck but I've changed my blog to Redneck Fag.

Big Gay Al said...

Ok, thanks for the info, the link has been "fixed." ;)

Aardvark said...

Thanks, Al.

I also have a blog for big boys:

http://aardvark-sonsandlovers.blogspot.com/

Trooper Thompson said...

Cool story. I hope it indicates a growing tendency in the states to use their powers to check federal government. Long live nullification!