Last week, a bill in South Carolina passed out of the House Judiciary subcommittee that would ensure that people would indeed have the protections of the government to not be arrested for owning and carrying a weapon without permission from the government, and it has gun grabbing communists in the state losing their minds.
H. 3930 was introduced by Rep. Michael Pitts (R-Laurens), and if passed in both houses and signed by the governor would make South Carolina a Constitutional Carry State, something we actually already are as acknowledged in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and the also the South Carolina Consitution. This bill would just once again acknowledge that fact.
The House Judiciary subcommittee voted 3-0 on Thursday in favor of sending it to the House. The votes all came from Republican members while the panel’s two Democrats were not in attendance.
“It just simply says if I can legally own and I can legally carry, then I don’t have to have a permit to do it in the state,” said Pitts.
I completely agree with that statement. It just makes plain sense.
Of course, the usual suspects in the anti-gun groups were upset and almost brought to tears.
Sylvie Dessau of the fraudulent Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said, “As a South Carolinian, I am dismayed that some House Judiciary subcommittee members took it upon themselves to advance a dangerous piece of legislation, which would dismantle our state’s permitting system, without hearing testimony and without all the committee members present. Simply put, this is not how our democracy works.”
Once again, Dessau, like the organization she is a part, is not telling the truth. We are not a democracy. We are a Republic and the US Constitution guarantees a “republican form of government,” not a democracy “to every state in this union” (Article IV, Section 4).
Furthermore, Dessau is absolutely wrong about this being a “dangerous piece of legislation.” Everywhere that ideas like those held by Moms Demand Action are imposed results in higher violent crime. Everywhere! Just take a look at cities like Chicago and New York and you will see the effects of gun control and gun confiscation on the populace. Then take a look at a city like Kennesaw, Georgia that has mandatory gun ownership. Compare the cities’ crime rates and you tell me if what Dessau and Moms Demand Action are pushing is not far more dangerous to the people of South Carolina than infringing on the God-given rights of the people to keep and bear arms.
The committee expects the move quickly from one house to the other. In fact, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Greg Delleney (R-Chester) says that a crossover date of April 6th is the target date.
“We had the votes on the subcommittee and when we go to the full committee that’s where all the big work is going to happen,” he said. “So I don’t see how anybody can say it was rushed through.”
If the measure is approved, South Carolina’s permit program will remain in place to work with other states in reciprocity. The downside is that it still prohibits guns in “gun free zones” such as schools and airports, which is still an infringement upon the rights of the people and a violation of both the state constitution and federal constitution.