Gun-rights proposal in Greenville draws support and opposition at County Council meeting

Gun-rights proposal in Greenville draws support and opposition at County Council meeting

A proposed gun-rights ordinance drew a boisterous crowd to Tuesday night’s Greenville County Council meeting. Wearing orange stickers saying "Guns Save Lives," about 30 supporters of the measure introduced by County Councilman Steve Shaw cheered and applauded loudly at several points during the meeting. Council Chairman Willis Meadows told the residents that he would ask them to leave if they continued to display a lack of decorum. Shaw introduced an ordinance at the meeting that seeks to "establish a county prohibition on infringements of the right to keep and bear arms." Pro-gun ordinance: Gun-rights ordinance to be considered by Greenville County Council The measure calls for making Greenville County a "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" jurisdiction. It aims to prevent local 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." Several residents spoke in favor and against the proposal. "I find it ironic that our federal government is pushing really, really hard to disarm the American people at a time when our cities are on fire, literally on fire," said Ty Rushing. "There are legal, law-abiding citizens who take owning a gun and having a gun very seriously, and we expect you folks to uphold the Second Amendment and uphold our rights and protect us from the federal overreach," Yvonne Julian said she decided to speak at Tuesday’s meeting for two reasons: "Love of […]

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