South Carolina Introduces Secession Bill In Response To Latest Attacks On Gun Owner Rights
The US occupied state of South Carolina, at least that is what I call my home state, is once again presenting a front just as she did against the tyrant Abraham Lincoln before the War of Northern Aggression. Three House representatives introduced a bill that would allow for representatives to debate the issue of secession â€œif the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms in this State.â€
The bill was sponsored by Republican Representative Mike Pitts (Laurens) and was co-sponsored by Republican Representatives Jonathon Hill (Anderson) and Ashley Trantham (Greenville).
While Pitts acknowledges that the bill has no chance of passing this year, he referred to the issue of secession as a defense of the Bill of Rights.
â€œWithout a Bill of Rights, our nation is not what it is,â€ Pitts said. â€œI see a lot of stuff where people even talk about totally repealing the Second Amendment, which separates us from the entire rest of the world.â€
The Washington Times reports:
Pitts, an ardent supporter of gun rights, said he had been mulling such a proposal for a while and felt it was necessary to bring the bill forward. He said he wasnâ€™t spurred by recent comments by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who recently wrote in an op-ed that a repeal of the Second Amendment â€œwould be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.â€™s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.â€
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union before the Civil War, voting in December 1860 to make the decision based on â€œincreasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the Institution of Slavery.â€ Other states have proposed secession-related measures. In 2013, several counties moved to secede from Colorado and form their own state, an unsuccessful movement was in part driven by new gun control laws passed by the Democratic legislature.
As for Pitts, he is not seeking secession but is ready to have open debate on the issue should things continue in the manner they are going.
â€œIâ€™m not promoting secession,â€ said the Army veteran. â€œI served this country, and I donâ€™t want to see it broken up.â€
Secession has been touted by California and Oregon, and even people from all 50 states have called for it over the past couple of years. There really isnâ€™t anything wrong with secession. In fact, our forefathers who established the Constitution seceded from England.
Dr. Ron Paul spoke on the issue of secession and was right on in his assessment.