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South Dakota To Mandate Gun Ownership

This is excellent. It’s not a serious attempt, as one of the bills co-sponsors says, but one to illustrate the power the federal government is claiming to have, the ability to mandate private citizens purchase a product against their will.

The bill, specifically, would require “Each citizen residing in the state of South Dakota who has attained the age of 21 years shall purchase or otherwise acquire a firearm suitable to their temperament, physical capacity and personal preference sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense,” so long as state or federal law does not prohibit the person from possessing one.

Do the supporters of the health care bill think the state should be able to mandate that? Certainly if the government can require you to buy health insurance they can mandate you purchase any number of products, from firearms to nail polish.

If the health care individual mandate is within the bounds of the constitution so is this bill.

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