Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I see that 5 South Dakota lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would require anyone over the age of 21 to buy a gun in their fair state. A gun "sufficient to provide for their ordinary self defense". I have lots of questions about this. Like, what if you are a passifist and can't defend yourself? What if you are a masochist, and don't want to defend yourself? What if you have a right to a gun, but can't afford a gun...then will a gun be appointed to you (like an attorney)? What if you are a Barney Fife and will probably shot yourself in the foot? Oh, and how much money will the fair (?) state of South Dakota make selling gun permits and making everyone take mandatory gun safety classes? And don't forget a tax on guns and ammo that is sure to follow. Hey, I am all for the right to bear arms, we have guns in our house. But where does it say you have to bear arms? So, is the unemployment rate so low in South Dakota that this is what their representatives are worried about? Maybe 4 out of 5 South Dakota representatives own gun stores?