South Dakota: “Screw People without Insurance. Buy a Gun Instead!”

The South Dakota state seal.

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Some legislators (we’ll use that term loosely today) in South Dakota introduced a bill requiring every citizen over age 21 to own a firearm.

Naturally, the legislation isn’t intended to force South Dakotans to arm up; it’s just meant to piss off people about government mandates.

State Rep. Hal Wick, one of the bill’s cosponsors, put it best: “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.”

Because what will really make people like government more is legislators introducing bills that they don’t even think (or hope) are constitutional, just to stick it to another group of legislators.

Huzzah, South Dakota! You win Democracy!

Via Consumerist.

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One response to “South Dakota: “Screw People without Insurance. Buy a Gun Instead!”

  1. Pingback: What is the South Dakota Legislature Thinking? | off the leash s.d.

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