While the Obama administration and the United Nations both are actively targeting private gun ownership, and yes, for the naysayers out there, that is what they are doing, the State of South Carolina is seeking to put forth a bill that will safeguard its citizens from the tyranny of the Federal government. A new piece of legislation has been introduced
Senate Bill 247 was introduced on January 16, 2013 by state Senators Tom Corbin, Tom Davis, Kevin Bryant, and Lee Bright and sources indicate that a companion measure will soon be offered in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
The bill reads,
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-1-80 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNORGANIZED MILITIA.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 25 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
“Section 25-1-80. (A) Pursuant to the provisions of Section 25-1-60, an able-bodied citizen of this State who is over seventeen years of age and can legally purchase a firearm is deemed a member of the South Carolina Unorganized Militia, unless he is already a member of the National Guard or the organized militia not in National Guard service.
(B) The unorganized militia will be under the supervision of the Governor, as Commander-in-Chief, and the Adjutant General and shall be regulated through the actions of the General Assembly.
(C) The powers and duties of the South Carolina Unorganized Militia include:
(1) The militia may be ordered to active duty pursuant to the provisions of Section 25-1-1890.
(2) A militia member, at his own expense, shall have the right to possess and keep all arms that could be legally acquired or possessed by a South Carolina citizen as of December 31, 2012. This includes shouldered rifles and shotguns, handguns, clips, magazines, and all components.
(3) The unorganized militia may not fall under any law or regulation or jurisdiction of any person or entity outside of South Carolina.
(4) A member may resign at any time from the unorganized militia, at which time he will resume his civilian status.”
Senator Corbin said, “The premise is that that is our state standing army, and the federal government has no jurisdiction to tell our militia what sort of weapons we can possess.”