The guys in the South Dakota legislature appear to be having a little fun  at ObamaCare's expense.
Five of them have introduced a bill that would require every adult over the age of 21 to buy a gun. Specifically, a gun that is "sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense". After taking effect on January 1st of next year, it would give everyone six months to go out and buy the hogleg of their choice.
Of course it's not a serious bill in the sense that they want it to take effect, rather that they are trying to prove a point.
The measure is known as an act “to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.”
Rep. Hal Wick, R-Sioux Falls, is sponsoring the bill and knows it will be killed. But he said he is introducing it to prove a point that the federal health care reform mandate passed last year is unconstitutional.
“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,” he said.
You have to admire the simplicity here.
Point out the absurdity of the ObamaCare individual mandate by being absurd...and to use guns to do it with, just to antagonize the folks on the left a little more to boot.
Ann Coulter makes a similar point in this video :