Senator John Thune (R-SD) is the man behind the plan, in what he believed to be a necessary amendment to the existing military budget bill.Ok, so tying marriage to concealed firearms may be a bit off to those who are not valiantly trying to defend the correct interpretation of how state's rights should be implemented....
Thune has stated that it would not violate the rights of any other states, as the 48 that allow concealed weapons are the only ones that the bill would effect.
What he fails to mention is that South Dakota allows many more to carry permits than most other states, which have rules that prohibit certain people from obtaining them. For instance, habitual drug or alcohol users, people with non-gun related violent crime convictions, or sex offenders who target both adults and children.
[ cf GOP Gun Bill Causes Fears Over State Rights Violations ]
But as we notice in Paul Berge's 2009.0.22 editorial cartoon blog entry there is the usual concern about when is returning fire on an imaginary threat the single most important patriotic duty a person has!!!
SO BE AFRAID!!! GUN TOTTING GAY MARRIAGE ANGENDANISTA ARE COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO IMPOSE CAPITALE GAINES TAXES!!!!
Or was it that they would buy into your neighborhood, and inflate the costs of owning a house there.