Will Lancaster County support gun rights ‘to the greatest degree possible’?

President Biden comments on South Carolina shooting President Joe Biden during a press conference on April 8, 2021 condemned a mass shooting near Rock Hill, South Carolina that killed five people. By C-SPAN captions and subtitles off, selected President Joe Biden during a press conference on April 8, 2021 condemned a mass shooting near Rock Hill, South Carolina that killed five people. By C-SPAN At first glance, the resolution seems pretty obvious to shooting range owner Brian Sisson. “I would think it would be relatively important to the community that their elected officials support the constitution,” he said. Yet given the current environment related to gun use, the owner of The Range at Ballantyne in Indian Land understands why Lancaster County would want to spell out its take on Second Amendment rights. “There’s huge concerns for our customer base,” Sisson said. “Here it’s not so much state concern. It’s more federal government concerns.” Lancaster County Council has a resolution up for vote Monday to support the right to bear arms. It states the county position that it’s “a fundamental right that should be protected to the greatest degree possible.” The resolution urges Gov. Henry McMaster and the state legislature not to take any action that would infringe that right. Councilman Allen Blackmon put the resolution on Monday’s agenda. Blackmon said Friday he hasn’t spoken with other council members and will “let Monday be what Monday will be.” He believes the resolution will pass. “I think we’ll see support for […]

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