Gun rights ordinance to be considered by Greenville County Council

Gun rights ordinance to be considered by Greenville County Council

Greenville County Councilman Steve Shaw plans to introduce a pro-gun measure next week that seeks to "establish a county prohibition on infringements of the right to keep and bear arms." A copy of the ordinance and a memorandum from Shaw are on the agenda for Tuesday night’s County Council meeting. County officials released the agenda Friday afternoon as the nation reeled from its latest mass shooting, where eight people were killed and several more injured late Thursday night at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Shaw, a Republican from Travelers Rest, took office earlier this year and represents Council District 20. He did not immediately respond Friday afternoon to two phone messages and an email seeking comment. His proposed ordinance states that "all local, state, and federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition are a violation" of the Second Amendment. The ordinance seeks to make Greenville County a "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" jurisdiction where local officials would be prohibited from enforcing any restrictions related to constitutionally guaranteed lawful use or carry of non-fully automatic firearms. The measure aims to ban enforcement of any limits on "hand grips, stocks, flash suppressors, bayonet mounts, magazine capacity, clip capacity, internal capacity, bump stocks, suppressors, or types of ammunition available for sale, possession or use by citizens." The protections described in the ordinance would not apply to convicted felons who are prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law. The measure also is not intended to interfere […]

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