For the sake of everyone's sanity, let's hope the entire South Carolina state legislature is part of an elaborate historical reenactment intended to teach children about the pitfalls of states' rights. Otherwise this legislation, passed out of a South Carolina Senate committee, would be pretty ridiculous:
The bill by Sen. Tom Corbin, R-Travelers Rest, provides for the firearms for the state's "unorganized militia," which is mentioned in a section of state law dating back to 1881 that deals with the composition of the state militia. Corbin proposes that any able-bodied citizen over 17 years old who can legally purchase a firearm be included in the unorganized militia.
Under the legislation, militia members then would be allowed to keep all guns, ammunition and gun accessories that were legally acquired by Dec. 31, 2012, regardless of whether Congress passes a measure requiring certain classes of guns or ammunition to be turned in.
At least they're honest about calling their armed mob an "unorganized" militia.
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