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Spartanburg SC Sheriff on Proposed 'Stand Your Ground' Repeal: Not on My Watch

Spartanburg SC Sheriff on Proposed 'Stand Your Ground' Repeal: Not on My Watch

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Reacting to a Democrat-led proposal to repeal “stand your ground” in South Carolina, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said it won’t happen on his watch.

According to GoUpstate.com, the repeal was introduced by state representative Harold Mitchell (D-Spartanburg), chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus. 

Mitchell’s bill “would limit the ability to use deadly force against someone illegally and forcibly entering a home, business, or occupied vehicle.” He said such a change is necessary because, “we were taught in Sunday School to retreat.”

Sheriff Wright said the idea of taking away or limiting self-defense is “absolutely ridiculous” and he views the proposed appeal “as a violation of Second Amendment rights.” 

Wright plans to personally call all legislators to encourage them to oppose Mitchell’s bill.

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