On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union as a reaction to the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican to be elected president. They knew that Lincoln ran on a platform of anti-slavery.
The shoe is on the other foot as several Republicans in the South Carolina House have introduced a bill that allow the legislature to debate the possibility of secession if gun control is passed that allows for the confiscation of legally purchased firearms. Many are already mocking the bill and not taking it seriously and giving it little chance of passing.
(Fox News) – Three state House Republicans in South Carolina introduced a bill last week that would allow the debate on the Palmetto State possibly seceding from the U.S. if “legally purchased firearms” are ever confiscated.
Rep. Mike Pitts, the initiative’s chief sponsor, said that he has been considering the proposal amid increasing calls to curb the Second Amendment rights, but denied the bill was in response to retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ call to repeal the Second Amendment.
The bill is unlikely to pass this year, but Pitts pledged to continue raising the issue as a defense of the Bill of Rights…
Pitts says he’s against seceding from the nation but feels that the issue of gun control and the Second Amendment is so important that the concept of secession needs to be brought to everyone’s attention and open the topic up for debate.
Several secession movements were launched during the Obama era due to what he and his fellow Democrats were doing to the country. Obama may be gone but many of the Democrats are still here and perhaps it’s still time for some parts of the nation to consider the topic.