WAIT … THIS ISN’T ALREADY LEGAL?
We have yet to go through the full pile of draft legislation pre-filed by members of the S.C. Senate in anticipation of the 2017-2018 session of the S.C. General Assembly.
We will eventually …
In the meantime, though, one piece of pre-filed legislation that caught our attention was S. 21.
Filed by S.C. Senator Chip Campsen, this bill holds that “a person may use a firearm to kill or attempt to kill any animal during any season in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of domestic animals.”
Of course any individual “who kills or attempts to kill a big game animal or alligator … immediately must report the incident” to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
Oh, and surrender the carcass of the animal they shot.
How is this not already legal?
Seriously: Do we need a friggin’ law (and follow-up regulations) for something like this?
The phrase “natural law” comes to mind here … or maybe natural selection? Either way, stay tuned for much more from the pile of pre-filed bills.
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