OC for ME
- Jan 6, 2010
- White Oak Plantation
A mere reference to the above would have been followed by a question to be considered. Who amongst the learned panel before this assembly of the citizenry define the above as permitting the state government to "regulate" a right that all law abiding South Carolinians are born with?SECTION 20. Right to keep and bear arms; armies; military power subordinate to civil authority; how soldiers quartered.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. As, in times of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained without the consent of the General Assembly. The military power of the State shall always be held in subordination to the civil authority and be governed by it. No soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner nor in time of war but in the manner prescribed by law. (1970 (56) 2684; 1971 (57) 315.)
10 out of 28 is not bad. Especially when the anti crowd were likely fewer in number.
Don't forget this little gem of a right way down at the bottom of the page and how "regulating guns" will impact this right also.SECTION 25 Hunting and fishing.
The traditions of hunting and fishing are valuable parts of the state's heritage, important for conservation, and a protected means of managing nonthreatened wildlife. The citizens of this State have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife traditionally pursued, subject to laws and regulations promoting sound wildlife conservation and management as prescribed by the General Assembly. Nothing in this section shall be construed to abrogate any private property rights, existing state laws or regulations, or the state's sovereignty over its natural resources.
Thanks, John, for keeping the displaced informed and up to date.