GOP State Senators pushing ‘Unorganized Militia’ bill to strengthen gun rights In the event of an invasion, rebellion, or other insurrection, South Carolina’s governor can call everyday citizens into the armed service. “…if the Governor shall have ordered into active service all of the available forces of the National Guard of South Carolina and shall consider them insufficient in numbers to properly accomplish the purpose, he may then in addition order out the unorganized militia or such portion thereof as he may deem necessary and cause them to perform such military duty as the circumstances may require.” A group of Republican State Senators is attempting to use the presence of the unorganized militia in state law to strengthen gun rights within the state. “There’s been a lot of fear, especially since the Biden administration that there was going to be some kind of legislation coming out of Washington that might infringe on our second amendment rights so that’s what the bill is targeted to prevent,” he said. “Everyone of us has the right and the responsibility to protect ourselves, our families, the state of South Carolina, and the United States. We have constitutions that we live by. We should all step up and protect ourselves, and this is a way of doing that,” he said. A Family and Veterans’ Services subcommittee hearing for the bill is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23.