Republican lawmakers in South Carolina have introduced a bill that opens up secession talks, should the federal government confiscate legally purchased guns. The bill, referred to the state House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, states that “the general assembly shall convene to consider whether to secede from the United States based upon the federal government’s unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution if the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms in this state.”
The bill comes after national talks on extream gun control measures have reached a fever pitch with some anti-gun activists calling to repeal the Second Amendment altogether.
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South Carolina debated seceding from the Union more than 150 years ago, a decision that ultimately led to the Civil War. Now, the topic has come up again, amid a national debate over firearms and gun rights. […]
The measure sponsored by Reps. Mike Pitts, Jonathon Hill and Ashley Trantham has no real chance this session. The deadline for bills to move from one chamber to the other is April 10.
In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to declare that it had seceded from the Union.