Upstate Reps file bills to protect 2nd amendment at state level

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Two Upstate Representatives have filed bills looking to protect your 2nd amendment rights at the state level. 

Anderson County Representative Joshua Putnam filed bill 5202. The bill is similar to the Heritage Act, which stops local government from being able to remove Confederate monuments. The bill would stop cities and counties from banning guns or gun accessories. This comes after Columbia banned bump stocks following the Las Vegas shooting. 

Representative Mike Pitts also filed a bill last week that would allow South Carolina to take action if the federal government infringes on the second amendment. The bill would force the legislature to convene into a special session if the federal government removes guns from those who have a right to own them. 

During that special session, the legislature could move to secede from the United States if the second amendment was violated by the federal government. 

Both bills have been introduced and moved into the judiciary committee. 

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