Republican legislators from South Carolina have introduced a bill intending to secede from the United States federal government in the event they attempt to seize firearms legally purchased in the state. It has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
Representatives Mike Pitts, Jonathon Hill, and Ashley Trantham introduced the bill.
The bill faces an uphill battle though, it needs to pass the house by April 10th in order to be in this current session. The move all stems from the recent debate over national gun laws after the horrific shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school. 17 people were killed. The media has largely focused on gun control advocates like David Hogg, but pro-hun students like Kyle Kashuv have also made their voices heard and support the right to bear arms despite the recent tragedy.
South Carolina has a history of secession, as they were the first to do so December 20, 1860, kicking off the Civil War.