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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! Despite the current situation, everyone in South Carolina still has a lot to be thankful for. For example, South Carolinian’s right to keep and bear arms is constitutionally protected on both the federal and the state level. From the declaration of rights in the South Carolina constitution:

SECTION 20. Right to keep and bear arms; armies; military power subordinate to civil authority; how soldiers quartered.

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. As, in times of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained without the consent of the General Assembly. The military power of the State shall always be held in subordination to the civil authority and be governed by it. No soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner nor in time of war but in the manner prescribed by law. (1970 (56) 2684; 1971 (57) 315.)

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