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SC Attorney General: Columbia’s Weapons Ban Is Unconstitutional

ALAN WILSON ISSUES OPINION ON PALMETTO STATE CAPITAL’S ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT ORDINANCE || By FITSNEWS || Earlier this month we reported on efforts by the City of Columbia, S.C. to impose an “emergency” weapons ban around the S.C. State House during the volatile debate over the Confederate flag. We pointed out…

ALAN WILSON ISSUES OPINION ON PALMETTO STATE CAPITAL’S ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT ORDINANCE

|| By FITSNEWS || Earlier this month we reported on efforts by the City of Columbia, S.C. to impose an “emergency” weapons ban around the S.C. State House during the volatile debate over the Confederate flag.

We pointed out this ban was in violation of a state statute … and that lawmakers planned on challenging it (which they did).  We also noted the history of how the ban came into place.

This week, S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson weighed in on the issue.  According to an advisory opinion issued by his office, the city’s weapons ban attempts to undo state law – “making illegal what State law makes legal.”

Translation?  It’s unconstitutional.

As we noted in criticizing the latest attempted gun grab at the federal level, we oppose any and all impositions on Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.

Not just because they represent illegal impositions on liberty, but because they do not work.  As much as the far left hates to admit it, guns save lives.

Don’t take our word for it, though, look at the government’s own stats – which clearly reveal more guns = less crime.

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49 comments

The Colonel July 22, 2015 at 8:26 am

Well yeah, we knew that as soon as City Council passed it.

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shifty henry July 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

10+ … heh! heh! heh!

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Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 9:47 am

Were you carrying that day? No contention, just curious. I would think your right to self preservation would nullify that law.

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The Colonel July 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

I was officiating at a swim meet on Saturday. Let’s just say I was not as well armed as usual…

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TroubleBaby July 22, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Only carrying a snub nose in the Speedo’s eh?

I keeeeeed……

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Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 8:28 am

That didn’t require a law degree to figure out. I wonder if anyone was arrested under this ordinance or if the officers were smart enough to ignore it.

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shifty henry July 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

Keep us posted on that…..

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JayJay July 22, 2015 at 9:35 am

I would have hoped the police officers and judges honored their oath to protect the constitution against this corrupt city council’s code.

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Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 9:49 am

You don’t follow the news about CPD and the city courts do you? Things are better under the new chief but they still have a lot of the bad apples that the former chiefs brought in.

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Nölff July 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

It’s not only illegal, but we should have given the KKK and Black Panthers guns allow natural natural selection take it’s course.

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shifty henry July 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

ouch..!!

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JayJay July 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

You got that right.

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Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

That would be a criminal waste of good ammo. I say rocks and Olde English 800 bottles vs Mason jars and dinner plate size belt buckles.

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Marie Barf July 22, 2015 at 8:40 am

Since when do people in power worry about laws or the Constitution? The ends justify the means these days, lawful or most often not.

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Krazy Kat July 22, 2015 at 8:50 am

so? What’s he going to do about it?

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Whoop Dat July 22, 2015 at 9:01 am

Isn’t there also a law that makes the ban a “criminal offense”? Of course there is. I’ve read it and used it many times to shut down rogues.

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Jackie Chiles July 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

To be fair, the City of Columbia was just following the living constitution model where you just do whatever you want and hope 5 justices agree that the words in the constitution have no meaning on that subject.

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Victorious Secret July 22, 2015 at 9:41 am

Winner!

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Buthow July 23, 2015 at 2:28 am Reply
Republicans Hate Article III July 22, 2015 at 10:59 am

Unfortunately for you the Constitution gives the Supreme Court the power. I know it sucks they ruled against you repeatedly just recently, but fear not, they’ll hand more power over to corporations in the future and get back in the good graces of the GOP.

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Jackie Chiles July 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

You seem dumb

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Not As Dumb As You July 22, 2015 at 11:09 am

I’m smart enough to actually read the constitution rather than feign support of it with a fictitious version of it made up in my head.

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Jackie Chiles July 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

Yeah bruh, the Constitution created gay marriage. Read it REALLY close and you’ll see it.

JayJay July 22, 2015 at 9:43 am

To be fair the Columbia city council members screwed over the constitutional rights of those citizens, both black and white, at the state house Saturday to carry long guns and concealed sidearms.

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9" July 22, 2015 at 9:55 am

People who need guns to ‘protect’ themselves and live a life in fear, are big gaping pussies.

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Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 9:58 am

Those who don’t have a gun to defend themselves are victims. Not only are they victims of the criminal. They are victims of their own cowardice.

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JayJay July 22, 2015 at 12:11 pm

How about victims of their own stupidity.

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RogueElephant July 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm

They are stupid not to have a gun to defend themselves.

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The Colonel July 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

No offense 9, but what would you know about that?

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I Must Be Emo July 22, 2015 at 11:07 am

Girls keep breaking up with me, it’s never any fun

They say they already have a pussy, they don’t need another one

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The Colonel July 22, 2015 at 11:10 am

Poetry of the day +10

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Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 10:11 am

Just a suggestion

RUGER NM SUPER BLK HAWK .44MAG 10 1/2″ BARREL

http://www.gunsamerica.com/950242479/RUGER-NM-SUPER-BLK-HAWK-44MAG-10-1-2-BARREL-10.htm

You could also use it for a seat cushion.

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Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 11:25 am

If you want to trade childish insults then I will indulge you.
We are what we eat. I guess that makes you a dick and an asshole!
NA! NANA! BOO! BOO! STICK YOUR HEAD IN DOO! DOO!
Now, Can we return to an adult debate?

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Guns Save Lives July 22, 2015 at 11:10 am

Ever see a doctor bring a patient back to life by using a gun to perform CPR?

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The Colonel July 22, 2015 at 11:11 am

No but I once called shots for a designated marksman who kept a rifle squad alive.

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Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 11:21 am

You ever hear of a man getting robbed or murdered because he had gun?

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Bob July 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Only in cases where the gun was taken away from the owner by the robber and then used to kill the owner. Oh, wait. I guess I could have just said, yes.

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Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 1:38 pm

That would be a poorly trained gun owner.

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Bob July 22, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Oh, well in that case I guess it is ok. We don’t have many of those and they deserve to die, along with the people they accidently kill.
http://everytown.org/documents/2014/10/innocents-lost.pdf

DA July 22, 2015 at 3:40 pm

In nearly every study or reenactment, when everyone is armed, everyone dies.

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Better than the innocent person dying and the criminal living.

Mac July 22, 2015 at 11:30 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Yh_1zuVDA

Remember, there was no violence at the KKK rally. To say otherwise is to be a racist.

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Bob July 22, 2015 at 1:13 pm

What is your point? Of course when you put a bunch of white supremacists carrying Confederate flags and a bunch black people in the same place at the same time you are going to have violence. I would have been shocked if there was no violence.

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Mary July 22, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Only in NRA dominated Republican world should we be required to allow two groups of people who vehemently hate each other to assemble in the same place with guns.
I think you guys wanted a blood bath. You are sick! Its obvious you wanted to fulfill Dylan Roof’s fantasy of sacrificing himself to start a race war. Maybe this state is more backwoods redneck than even I believed.
And we wonder why corporate executives don’t want to move their families here.

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Terry July 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Exactly, and if some innocent bystander or someone driving down the street had been killed in the crossfire, the NRA would have answered, It was her fault, she should have had a gun.

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RogueElephant July 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm

The youngest and best Attorney General in the USA is right again.

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Smarter than Alan Wilson July 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Actually it would have been pretty easy to get around the statute had Columbia done it correctly using several of the other statutes. Had they done it right.

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Marvin Straight July 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Technically, Wilson spelled the word “Konstitutional” but that’s to be forgiven.

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Asstounded July 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

I suspect the “Constitutional Expert” is the same lawyer who tried to convince the Supreme Court that “Public Water and Sewer Fees” means the same thing as “Mayor T-Bone’s Personal slush fund and whore lawyer pay check fund.”

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