South Dakota Legislation Would Require Gun Ownership
While it looks like the bill will not pass, five South Dakota lawmakers have started a state bill that would require gun ownership after turning 21. While the idea is provocative it appears that the state reps introduced the bill to highlight the federal health care reform passed last year. The Argus Leader has the full details.
The bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2012, would give people six months to acquire a firearm after turning 21. The provision does not apply to people who are barred from owning a firearm.
South Dakota is no stranger to controversial gun laws, early last month the state was sued by the ACLU over requiring U.S. citizenship to obtain a concealed weapons permit.