Americans in the south take the gun rights seriously. So seriously, apparently, that they’re willing to leave the United States should those rights be trampled on. And that’s exactly what Republican lawmakers in South Carolina threatened to do this week.
GOP lawmakers in The Palmetto State introduced legislation on Thursday to secede from the U.S. if the federal government begins to trample on American’s Second Amendment rights.
What does the bill do?
The bill would allow the South Carolina General Assembly to 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 purchases firearms in this state.”
According to The Hill, GOP Reps. Mike Pitts, Jonathon Hill and Ashley Trantham introduced the measure.
The legislation comes amid an intense debate about the Second Amendment and the place of firearms in American society. …