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Subject:  Interesing twist Date:  12/7/2012  2:37 PM
Author:  Colovion Number:  658740 of 879828

If the government can require we buy health insurance or fine us, why can't they require we buy a gun or fine us?

http://gunowners.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/vermont-bill-would...

Excerpts:

Vermont Rep. Fred Maslack is proposing that the state not only register non-gun owners but also charge them for not having a gun. Under Maslack’s proposal Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of traipsing about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun.

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Usually, I have been against the government ruling anything has to be mandatory. But given the fact that Obamacare not only passed but was affirmed by the Supreme Court, I guess the new law of the land allows the government to force people to buy things. While it may not be right, as of now it is legal, so why not force people (who are not otherwise barred from owning firearms) to exercise their rights and those persons
who are “conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms” shall be required to “pay such equivalent”?

I mean, there is no reason why gun owners should have to pay taxes to support police protection for people who choose not to protect themselves. Why not let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way. Isn’t that reasonable? Non-gun owners require more police to protect them and this fee should go to paying for their defense.


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I don't expect this law to actually be passed but apparently it would be Constitutional if it did (just like 0bamacare).

Liberals should be careful what they ask for... they just may get it.
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