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SC: Officials Fear Open Carry Gun Law Could Impact Grand Strand’s Image
Submitted by: David Williamson
Website: http://libertyparkpress.com

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A bill that supporters argue would strengthen Second Amendment rights could be a disaster for the image of the Grand Strand, officials in multiple jurisdictions said.

On Tuesday, Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren Gall said a measure under consideration in the general assembly could make law enforcement’s job more difficult, because it would be legal to carry a weapon openly as long as a user doesn’t intend to use it for an unlawful purpose. But police can only prove someone intended to use a gun unlawfully after a crime has occurred, he said.
 

Comment by: netsyscon (5/1/2017)
Duh, that is the way crime happens, and it does now. So what changes?
 

Comment by: dasing (5/1/2017)
If people don't intend to use a firearm unlawfuly what is the problem. Isn't that how the law works, innocent until proven guilty, you can't judge a person until they have broken the law?!!
 

Comment by: PHORTO (5/1/2017)
"But police can only prove someone intended to use a gun unlawfully after a crime has occurred, he said."

Sorry, bud. That's the way liberty works. That argument is used in every attempt to defeat the Doctrine of Prior Restraint, and it fails every single time because constitutionally, the government can't broadly attenuate fundamental rights based on the presumption that they MAY be used to commit crimes.

Rehashing this issue is a waste of time, and those who continue to do so should be told to shaddup and siddown.
 

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