Rep. Hal Wick (R-Sioux Falls) told the Argus Leader that he knows the measure will fail, but it's purpose is to make a point about the individual mandate in the health care law.
“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."Once government requires individuals to buy one product, why wouldn't it stop at another?