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South Carolina Reps. Talk Secession in Face of Federal Gun Laws

AP Photo/John Bazemore
AP Photo/John Bazemore

South Carolina State Rep. Mike Pitts (R-14) is proposing his state consider secession from the Union rather than face the tyranny of federal gun control.

His proposal comes after former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens pushed a repeal of the Second Amendment, and talk of such an repeal was echoed by others.

Fox News quoted Rep. Pitts saying, “Without a Bill of Rights, our nation is not what it is. 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 explained that he is not “promoting secession.” However, he believes a serious debate about it is part of protecting the natural rights of the citizens of South Carolina.

Pitts’ bill is co-sponsored by State Reps. Jonathon Hill (R-8) and Ashley Trantham (R-28).

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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