South Carolina State Rep. Mike Pitts (R-14) is proposing his state consider secession from the Union rather than face the tyranny of federal gun control.
His proposal comes after former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens pushed a repeal of the Second Amendment, and talk of such an repeal was echoed by others.
Fox News quoted Rep. Pitts saying, “Without a Bill of Rights, our nation is not what it is. I see a lot of stuff where people even talk about totally repealing the Second Amendment, which separates us from the entire rest of the world.”
He explained that he is not “promoting secession.” However, he believes a serious debate about it is part of protecting the natural rights of the citizens of South Carolina.
Pitts’ bill is co-sponsored by State Reps. Jonathon Hill (R-8) and Ashley Trantham (R-28).