Gun Required?

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.

Sure, Murdoc likes the change-the-table-on-them aspect of this, but he’s not in favor of pro-gun control any more than he’s in favor of traditional (anti-)gun control.

The bill is intended to demonstrate that the government should not be allowed to compel things like Obamacare. One advantage that the you-must-buy-a-gun legislation has over Obamacare is that it’s affordable.