Anti Gun groups are "Up in arms" about a bill introduced in the South Dakota legislature that would force state citizens to purchase or obtain a firearm within 6 months of turning 21 years old. This is in response to Obama's mandate that every South Dakotan obtain health insurance. If people can be forced to obtain health insurance, then why not force them to obtain guns? The bill has little chance of passing, but it is a strong statement. Here is the bill.
|529S0485||HOUSE BILL NO. 1237|
Introduced by: Representatives Wick, Brunner, and Greenfield and Senators Rampelberg and Begalka
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. Not later than January 1, 2012, each citizen residing in the state of South Dakota who has attained the age of twenty-one 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.
Section 2. After January 1, 2012, each citizen residing in the state of South Dakota shall comply with the provisions of this Act within six months of attaining the age of twenty-one years.
Section 3. The provisions of this Act do not apply to any person who is disqualified from possessing a firearm pursuant to §§ 22-14-15, 22-14-15.1, or 22-14-15.2.