Anyway, it isn't slavery this time, but at least some people in South Carolina want to secede. (So do some people in California, and I'm inclined to let them, but that's a song for another time.) A couple of legislators in South Carolina have introduced a bill calling for the state to secede if the federal government confiscates weapons in violation of the Second Amendment:
The measure, which was referred to the South Carolina State House Judiciary Committee on April 5, would open the possibility of the state seceding from the U.S. if the federal government began confiscating legally purchased firearms. The bill states:The thing is, the federal government, no matter how bad Democrats wish it were so -- and they do -- is not going to start confiscating firearms. It is, for starter, unconstitutional, and, from a real-world perspective, simply not going to happen. Consider how many people with firearms would refuse to turn them over, and what they might do when someone showed up to confiscate them. Not going to happen.Notwithstanding another provision of law, the General Assembly shall convene to consider whether to secede from the United States based upon the federal government's unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, if the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms in this State."
Given all that, I think the guys who introduced this bill are trying to make a point rather than address a problem or, for that matter, to actually try to secede. The point? Don't go there, Dems. You might not like what you find.