Republican SC senators vote to make it harder for feds to seize guns

Local and federal law enforcement officials develop strategies to stop violence in north Columbia U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon, Police Chief Skip Holbrook, and Sheriff Leon Lott speak to a north Columbia community to reduce violence and other crimes. By Tiffanie Morton captions and subtitles off, selected U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon, Police Chief Skip Holbrook, and Sheriff Leon Lott speak to a north Columbia community to reduce violence and other crimes. By Tiffanie Morton Some state lawmakers want to prevent state and local law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal gun seizure laws. On Tuesday, state senators approved what’s called a budget proviso — a one-year law tacked on to the state budget — that would prevent law enforcement agencies that receive state or local dollars from enforcing federal laws, regulations and executive orders that come into effect this calendar year if those rules require seizure of a gun or firearm parts solely because of the classification of the weapon. The proviso comes after a recent string of mass shootings and as Democrats control the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, leading to fear among Republicans that new gun regulations could be enacted through federal legislation or executive orders. Critics say such proposals are political theater, efforts to play to Republicans in the state who support Second Amendment rights and see Democratic control in Washington as a threat. Supporters of the proviso say the measure is necessary to prevent federal government from using state and local […]

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