Reality Check: Gun Legislation

Reality Check: Gun Legislation

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ROADWAYS. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT MILE MARKER 214 ON I-26. Brendan: RENEWED CALLS FOR LAWMAKERS AT ALL LEVELS TO DO SOMETHING TO ADDRESS THE MASS SHOOTINGS HERE IN AMERICA. IN SOUTH CAROLINA THERE ARE BILLS THAT SOME LAWMAKERS SAY SHOULD BE NO BRAINERS SINCE THEY HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. HERE’S NEWS 2 BRAD FRANCO WITH A REALITY CHECK. Reporter: EVEN LAWMAKERS WHO PROPOSE THESE BILLS WILL SAY THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SOLVE EVERYTHING. HOWEVER, IT’S NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRYING, EITHER. SO IT’S INCUMBENT UPON DEMOCRATS TO REACH OUT TO REPUBLICANS AND REPUBLICANS TO REACH OUT TO DEMOCRATS TO SEE WHAT WE CAN GET PAST. Reporter: STATE SENATOR MARLON GIBSON A THE FROM CHARLESTON SAYS DOING NOTHING CERTAINLY ISN’T THE ANSWER, AND HE’S HOPEFUL SOME BIPARTISAN PROPOSALS CAN MOVE FORWARD. THERE ARE TWO IN THE PIPELINE TO WATCH. IN THE HOUSE YOU HAVE BILL 3248. THIS ONE HAS STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, INCLUDING CHARLESTON AREA REPUBLICANS PETER McCOY, MIKE CITILLI AND WILLIAM COSWELL ALONG WITH SEVEN DEMOCRATS JAY MOORE, LEON AN MARVIN PENDARVIS ALONG WITH THOSE FROM THE LOWCOUNTRY. 306 THEM DEAL WITH GUN PURCHASES INCORPORATING SPECIFIC TIME LIMITS FOR THE COURTS TO REPORT CRIMINAL INFORMATION TO SLED, SO THE INFORMATION SHOWS UP ON THOSE CHECKS. RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO DEADLINE. IT ALSO EXTENDS THE TIME FOR BACKGROUND CHECK TO BE COMPLETE FROM THREE TO FIVE DAYS. TIMSON AND REPUBLICAN GREG GREGORY HAS A COMPANION BILL TO THAT IN THE STATE SENATE. IT’S ALREADY PENDING. IT’S ALREADY MOVING. AND SO CAN EASILY PICK THAT BILL UP AND MOVE SWIFTLY. EVERY PURCHASE FROM A STORM IS SUBJECT TO INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECK, AND KIMSON SAYS MORE THAN 90% OF THOSE COME BACK IMPROVED OR REJECTED WITHIN MINUTES. SO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT REALLY LESS THAN 10% OF THE PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT A FEW MINUTES LONGER UP TO UNDER SOUTH CAROLINA LAW THREE DAYS. WE’RE HOPING TO GET MORE. FOR SOME OF THE PAPERWORK TO MATCH UP SOME OF THE RED FLAGS CHECKED OUT. I PRESSED KIMSON ON WHAT MANY CRITICS SAY IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE WHEN IT COMES TO THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN THESE BILLS. HE SAID THERE IS NOTHING HIDMEN IN HIS PROPOSAL AND IT SIMPLY ADDRESSES BACKGROUND CHECKS. A POLL DONE EARLIER THIS YEAR SHOWS 80% OF SOUTH CAROLINIANS

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