Originally Posted by Dr Big Bird PhD
Edit: Serious post, should it be mandatory for functionally everyone to own a weapon in their residence? Like the good old swiss?
As good of a thought as that seems to be, there would be no constitutional way for the federal government (if it were even inclined to do so, which it is not) to implement it.
As much as gun owners want the gov't to honor and abide by the Constitution, we shouldn't be proposing things that are contradictory to it. A mandatory ownership law would leave a bad taste in my mouth, just like the Affordable Care Act... (let's not get sidetracked on that either)
The real purpose of the RKBA movement isn't to get to mandatory ownership... Mandating something or outlawing it because we like/don't like it is the same MO as the anti's... They don't like guns, so they don't want anyone to have them... We just want them to leave us alone and let people make their own decisions.
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." -Richard Henry Lee, Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights.