POWERFUL SENATE LEADER BLOCKING ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT PUSH
This website has been harshly critical of S.C. Senator Larry Martin on a wide range of issues over the years. Meanwhile pro-liberty groups have been harshly critical of him regarding Second Amendment issues.
This year, Martin appears to be putting both of those criticisms to bed …
“You really need to do a story on Larry Martin single-handedly blocking all these (anti-)gun bills the liberal Democrats are putting up,” one of our S.C. State House sources recently told our founding editor, Will Folks.
Wait … these bills?
Yes, our source confirmed …
Martin – chairman of the Senate’s powerful judiciary committee – has made it clear to his colleagues that a flood of anti-Second Amendment bills will not be moving through his panel this year. In fact the bills are unlikely to even receive a subcommittee hearing.
Multiple Senators confirmed this report – including one Democrat who is reportedly livid over Martin’s “recalcitrance.”
Good. We like recalcitrance when it involves torpedoing bad legislation.
As we have repeatedly noted, there is a simple equation that the far left refuses to acknowledge every time it rushes to politicize a mass shooting in the hopes of imposing fresh restrictions on gun ownership. That equation? More guns = less crime.
Martin deserves credit for standing firm on this issue. Let’s hope leaders in the S.C. House of Representatives show the same fortitude.