York County, SC - Resident flies the defiant Gasden "Don't Tread On Me" flag. Designed in 1775 during the American Revolution flown by the Continental Marines It is a symbol for limited government & self-defense.
Legislation in the Pipeline
This page highlights South Carolina sponsored bills making their way into law. For each item, we include the conservative position and a call-to-action explaining what you can do to support or stop it.
Stay tuned. No action needed just yet.
Read the bill text
ABOUT THIS BILL
This bill is an amendment to the Code of Laws Section 16-23-500. It prohibits the possession of guns and ammunition by anyone convicted of a "violent crime,” punishable by up to five years in prison and confiscation of any firearms and ammunition involved. However, the amended bill now includes persons convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment of more than one year, and provides increased, graduated penalties for repeated violations of up to 30 years imprisonment.
WHY THIS BILL IS WRONG
This bill greatly expands ways to take away your guns and ammunition, a blatant violation of your Second Amendment rights. Our representatives should support our Second Amendment rights, not take them away. The new version of the bill takes out "convicted of a violent crime" but adds "convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment of more than one year." This includes many Class B Misdemeanor non-violent crimes such as:
Reject this bill because it is too wide and takes away gun rights for non-violent crimes that have nothing to do with guns and ammunition. Call, email, or write to Representatives Bryant, Pope, and Wooten, and tell them you don’t want this bill to pass.
CONTACT SPONSORS OF THE BILL
Chris Wooten - Representative District 69, 5347 B Sunset Blvd., Lexington SC 29072
Tommy Pope - Representative District 47, P.O. Box 471, York SC 29745
Bruce Bryant - Representative District 48, 168 Hwy 274, #323, Lake Wylie SC 29710
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