South Carolina: Gov. McMaster Protects Second Amendment Rights

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster expanded policies designed to limit citizen's exposure to the Coronavirus, and stem its spread. One aspect of these expanded policies is the tightening of occupancy restrictions on commercial buildings. Starting today, no building shall have more than 5 customers per 1,000 square feet of retail space. This could be devastating to small businesses like gun shops, but thankfully McMasterson made an exception for these stores.

Thus far, McMaster has proven himself an ally of the Second Amendment and the Constitution as a whole. Some of the actions being taken by SC state government and governments across the United States in the face of the Coronavirus seem heavy-handed. Whether they are necessary or beneficial to the nation's well-being is yet to be seen. What is apparent, though, is how many anti-gun despots in power are so quick to use the pandemic as a means to assert further control. Thankfully, McMaster is not that sort of politician.

The NRA-ILA has all the info below in their most recent press release on the situation.

Expanding on the executive orders he previously issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-21 requiring individuals to “stay at home,” except for essential tasks, effective today at 5PM. Businesses that previous executive orders allowed to remain open, such as gun stores, can still remain open under this order. At the press conference announcing this new measure, Gov. McMaster affirmed that gun stores can remain open, clearly stating:

“It’s a constitutional right to have and bear arms.”

Once the COVID-19 virus is contained, we should remember that Gov. McMaster upheld the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. Please check www.nraila.org/coronavirus to stay up-to-date on all Second Amendment news during COVID-19.


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

Definition of Police State

: a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, ECONOMIC, and SOCIAL LIFE usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures.
Hmmm. Ordering civilians to stay at home and restricting their movements outside their home, forcing businesses to close, being stopped by the police and forced to show your papers (I.D.) and subject to arrest and/or fines for not complying with the orders.

HawkThoo
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HawkThoo

“…anti-gun despots in power are so quick to use the pandemic as a means to assert further control.”

It’s astounding how quickly they have attempted to grab power to which they are not entitled.

J Gibbons
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J Gibbons

Now, take it a step further and improve South Carolina’s reciprocity agreements with other states. I still can’t carry legally when traveling there from Indiana.

Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

I live in SC. What bothers me about this situation is the Managers of some Walmart SuperCenters near the East Coast have made it very inconvenient for customers. A Yellow Caution tape maze to get to the entrance that winds back and forth over 150 feet in length to get to the single entrance while the other entrance is locked (may violate Fire Codes) and blocked off. Another store that requires you enter one at a time through one door and exit at the other door 100 or more feet from where you entered. And limiting 50 people in the… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

Some places limit the number of customers in ANY store no matter the size. Five or eight in a 200 sf store is far more “daynjrus” than the same statuturay limit in a ten thousand foot space. His limit based on floor footage is one I’ve not seen before, and the ONLY such limit that makes any sense. (I’ll leave for another time HOW MANY per 100 sf floorspace). The reason the larger stores have gone to one entrance is simply to monitor the density load inside. As soon as five people exit, five more can enter. Makes some sense… Read more »

PMinFl
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PMinFl

Wal-Mart here is using similar measures to direct traffic.

ColdeadHands75
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ColdeadHands75

God Bless, Governor thank you for protecting the rights of your constituents!!

nobodyuknow
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nobodyuknow

Good job, Governor!

Grigori
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Grigori

While I am grateful that McMaster has adopted the “gun stores are essential” doctrine, I am not pleased with his adding to the terror, hysteria, and panic, over this over-hyped disease at the cost of our freedom of movement and association. Whether you wish to believe it or not, our economy is being intentionally imploded and often as not, the political figure pushing it is “a Republican”. I am no fan of the Democrats but we need to stop deceiving ourselves that the Republicans are anything more than a flip side to the same putrid, treasonous, coin as the Democrats,… Read more »

nobodyuknow
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nobodyuknow

Grogori . . . Both political parties are a part of the same Oligarchy!

Grigori
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Grigori

Exactly!

Bill
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Bill

True for the most part I agree but remember that the Republican Party has always been the more moral party. Yes, they have not shown that especially in the 20th century but there has always been great people in the party but were smothered to the point of ineffectual silence by the democrat sympathizers bent on fleecing the populace. Remember too that President Trump isnt a Republican, Republicans hate him. No, I’m not a Trump fan boy but youd have to be blind to not see that he does love this country. Who else would subject themselves to what he… Read more »

Grigori
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Grigori

I know you will laugh, call me crazy, or whatever, but The Donald is getting his reward from the New World Order. Believe me, he is losing nothing, at least nothing Earthly. It may be after I am gone from this Earth, but there will come a day that people will see that he is a traitor of a caliber that would make Obama seem a Thomas Jefferson by comparison. He is acquiescing in the doings of some very bad people who do not have the best interests of our country at heart. As the late Robert Ripley used to… Read more »

Grigori
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Grigori

Sorry I blasphemed your lord and saviour.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@G, What is your evidence?