Britt Blackwell a self described, “Reagan conservative” and Chairman of the York County Council representing District 6. Michael Johnson, York County District 1 lists himself as a conservative on his Facebook page. Bruce Henderson, York County District 2 council member is also a conservative Republican. Robert Winkler represents York County’s District 3 and is also a conservative republican. District 4 is represented by William Roddey is the lone Democrat and the only African American member of the county council. Christi Cox is a republican council member from District 5.
York County South Carolina is a county of 164,000 people. On 5 July 2015 Randy Moore, a resident of Rock Hill South Carolina shot and killed his wife, Assistant City Manager for External Affairs Anna Hubbard Moore, 50, her son Jason Lockamy, 31, and his girlfriend Lora Kathryn Young, 31, before turning the gun on himself. This would be just like any of the hundreds of other murder suicides in the United States except for two interesting details. Like Dylann Roof, Randy Moore because of his criminal record should never have possessed a handgun or a firearm of any type under federal law. Also, like the accused murderer of Kate Steinle, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, Randy Moore was a multiple felon.
The only difference between these two horrible tragedies is the ethnic background of the murderers. If San Francisco is a sanctuary city because the liberal city government chooses to ignore federal laws, then York County South Carolina is a sanctuary county catering to the needs of the white majority pro gun population. According to the Narional Rifle Association Institute for legislative Action website, South Carolina requires no permit, registration or licensing for a handgun, rifle or shotgun, only for open handgun carrying. Below is the preemption stature in the South Carolina law regarding firearms:
S.C. Code Ann. § 23-31-510 (2011) No governing body of any county, municipality, or other political subdivision in the State may enact or promulgate any regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate
S.C. Code Ann. § 23-31-510 (2011)
§ 23-31-510. Regulation of ownership, transfer, or possession of firearm or ammunition; discharge on landowner’s own property.
No governing body of any county, municipality, or other political subdivision in the State may enact or promulgate any regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate:
(1) the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, or any combination of these things; or
(2) a landowner discharging a firearm on the landowner’s property to protect the landowner’s family, employees, the general public, or the landowner’s property from animals that the landowner reasonably believes pose a direct threat or danger to the landowner’s property, people on the landowner’s property, or the general public. For purposes of this item, the landowner’s property must be a parcel of land comprised of at least twenty-five contiguous acres. Any ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms that does not specifically provide for an exclusion pursuant to this item is unenforceable as it pertains to an incident described in this item; otherwise, the ordinance is enforceable.
Three lives taken and a suicide in South Carolina by gun violence; one life taken and the perpetrator captured in California. These are the same crimes. Why are they seen differently by conservatives?
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