You Are Required To Buy A Musket

Bet ya didn't know that. Well it must be true because a few Federal lawyers say so.

The attorney generals' suit argues that the federal government can't force people to buy a product merely because they are U.S. citizens. But federal attorneys say Congress can regulate interstate commerce and has imposed laws for more than 200 years requiring men to buy muskets and ammunition, for example.
Who knew?

Shouldn't there be a tax break or something for such purposes? We do have ∅bama doing his best to stimulate gun and ammunition sales. Which I guess is the best we can hope for under the current administration.

Maybe the next administration will start fining people who don't own a firearm. I can't wait. The only way to opt out would be to be convicted of a felony. I see a lot of possibilities here. If it wasn't such a stupid idea. And totally unsupported by any facts.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 10.07.10 at 09:41 PM










Comments

So get convicted of not buying a musket. That way you'll be barred from doing something you have no desire to do anyway.

Alan Kellogg   ·  October 8, 2010 1:17 AM

Alan,

They will make it a misdemeanor and just keep sending you to jail for 10 day stretches until you get with the program.

Never underestimate the deviousness of lawyers on a mission.

M. Simon   ·  October 8, 2010 7:25 AM

But, does this mean that I have to give up my bow? Or, will I be required to have a firearms permit and a bow permit? The latter would employ more gov't workers.

gb   ·  October 8, 2010 7:45 AM

Yes, but that's not under some strange interpretation of the power to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes. It clearly falls under the power to provide for arming and disciplining the Militia, which has been sadly neglected of late.

Eric Wilner   ·  October 8, 2010 12:00 PM

We have freedom of speech: there will be fines for people who do not publicly announce their political views before their community, and the fines will be triple or more for views which are not obtained from or endorsed by the Federal Idea Exchange.

We have freedom of the press: There will be fines for people who do not subscribe to dead-tree newspapers.

We have freedom of religion and of association: There will be fines for people who do not belong to religious (or agnostic/atheist) organizations registered with and approved by the Federal Religious And Philosophical Organization Exchange.

We have the right to petition for redress of grievances: There will be fines for people who do not provide a complete, prioritized list on an annual basis to the Federal Wants And Needs Exchange.

All these fines are gonna add up, eventually.

What is not forbidden will be mandatory.

We have truly entered The Crazy Years. God help us all.

filbert   ·  October 8, 2010 12:15 PM

M. Simon,

Think of all the opportunities to learn special skills from other upstanding criminals in the community. :)

Alan Kellogg   ·  October 8, 2010 2:20 PM

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