House Bill 3023 Filed by State Representative Alan Clemmons, Co-Sponsored by fellow Republican Reps. Garry Smith and Richard Yow, would enact a 2nd Amendment Awareness Day projected to be December 15th. This would be followed by three weeks of "Gun Rights" Education which will have an Essay or Poster Board contest included. The South Carolina department of Education with input from the NRA will create the Curriculum. Clemmons was inspired to put forth this Bill after a Disorderly Conduct charge was filed on a Summerville High School student last August for threatening to kill a Dinosaur with a Gun. "Zero tolerance policies have Squelched any discussion of the 2nd Amendment in our Schools." Stated Clemmons. The bill has had two objections so far due to concerns about the proposed date being so close to the anniversary to the Sandy Hook occurrence and Christmas.
State Senator Lee Bright-R is a member of the William Wallace Caucus, a group of Nine South Carolina Senators that Vote Strongly Pro-Constitution. The Bill he Filed would give students a choice of an off campus elective course on Gun Safety and Marksmanship, with Firearm History thrown in. Bright stated "its something that as they get older and if they know how to handle the weapon then they can enjoy sportsmanship and also be able to defend themselves." He went on to say " Folks aren't as familiar with Guns as they used to and the founding of the Nation" Jeremy Hill from Allen Arms, a Gun Store with a Gun range supports the Bill. He chimed in by saying " in High School they're Teaching Kids Sex-Ed and Drivers Ed, so why not teach them about Firearms? I think it's the right thing to do to begin with because it's our 2nd Amendment." I hope these Bills Succeed, to me it's a revival of sorts to eliminate the fear of an Important Tool that our Country and other Civilizations have used to Survive.
By Andre' Esparza