In the wake of this morning’s Obamacare ruling upholding the Constitutionality of the individual mandate, I found this amusing. From Calguns.net poster dantodd:
A Proposed Individual Mandate for the Second Amendment
Yes, I am perfectly serious. Yes, I think there is a chance to make this really happen. No, I’m not thrilled that the government can mandate participation in an economic activity but that is where we are right now.
A Proposed Individual Mandate for the Second Amendment.
A well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state,
As the constitution clearly states it is within the realm of the government to ensure that our unorganized militia be we regulated (or provisioned.)
As such each able bodied person above the age of 18 is hereby mandated to purchase and keep a weapon suitable for service in the militia. The Dept. of Defense shall provide a listing of the basic type of such weapons that they currently issue to our servicemen. Any individually serviced weapon, not counting sidearms and explosives shall satisfy this mandate.
As most such weapons are regulated by the National Firearms Act and many may not currently be legally acquired by the Hughes Amendment, any such weapon shall receive a tax stamp at no cost and the Hughes Amendment is hereby repealed.
Other weapons suitable for militia service shall also be granted tax stamps at zero cost. These would include but not be limited to grenades, suppressors, appropriate sidearms, and certain other explosive material.
The purchase of one mandate qualifying militia weapon per person shall be tax deductible once every ten years. As the state must also assure that the militia is well trained any ammunition purchases up to $1000 per year shall also be tax deductible.
If anyone over the age of 18 chooses to opt out of this mandate there shall be assessed a penalty equal to the average MSRP of one standard issue infantry long arm per year that they choose to not meet this mandate.
Anybody know a Representative or Senator willing to put this up?
Last edited by dantodd; 06-28-2012 at 9:14 AM.