Palmetto Sunrise: Second Amendment Preservation Act up for debate in House this week

The South Carolina House is scheduled to debate the Second Amendment Preservation Act this week. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

COLUMBIA — A bill introduced by Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, that would prohibit South Carolina from enforcing any federal laws that limit Second Amendment rights is scheduled for debate in the House this week.

The proposal also would not allow South Carolina to spend state money to enforce those laws or accept federal funds related to any new regulations.

Pitts, a staunch Second Amendment supporter, made national news earlier this year for introducing the “South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law,” to call out what he says is unfair coverage of gun rights.

The Second Amendment bill received a favorable report from the Judiciary Committee last week.

Headlines you might have missed this weekend:

What a difference eight years makes: How Hillary Clinton won the S.C. Democratic Primary (The Post and Courier)

Trump Passes Up Chance to Disavow White Supremacist Support (Bloomberg News)

Gov. Nikki Haley says Donald Trump’s behavior ‘unacceptable’ (The Post and Courier)

Clinton allies preparing for Trump nomination, fall campaign (The Associated Press)

5 Ways the Media Is Gravely Misreading South Carolina’s Democratic Primary Results (The Huffington Post)

Top Republicans decline to run for S.C. chief justice (The State)

The South takes its place in 2016 campaign spotlight (The Herald)

Former Klan leader at center of latest GOP campaign joust (The Associated Press)

Sen. Jeff Sessions endorses Trump (POLITICO)

Rubio shifts to the offensive in an effort to slow Trump (The Associated Press)

Gabbard quits DNC to back Sanders, after criticizing small debate schedule (FOX News)

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