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South Carolina Bill Would Allow Secession From US

This time the issue is gun rights
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2018 4:22 PM CDT
South Carolina Mulls Secession From US Over Gun Rights
A Confederate battle flag flies in front of the South Carolina statehouse Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(Newser) – South Carolina wants to have the option of seceding from the US—again—if it feels the government does anything that goes against the Second Amendment. The Hill reports three Republican legislators in South Carolina introduced a bill Thursday that would let the state debate secession specifically "if the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms." It is extremely unlikely the bill passes out of the House by the April 10 deadline, according to the AP.

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Rep. Mike Pitts says the bill is meant to draw attention to gun rights. “I see a lot of stuff where people even talk about totally repealing the Second Amendment, which separates us from the entire rest of the world,” he says. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede ahead of the Civil War. (Read more secession stories.)

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