S.C. House approves ballot question on hunting

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:47 PM
Last updated 8:09 PM
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COLUMBIA — South Carolina voters may be asked whether their right to hunt and fish should be protected by the state constitution.

The House voted 106-1 today to approve a proposal that would allow voters to decide. The vote easily met the required two-thirds approval needed for a constitutional amendment.

The measure needs another perfunctory vote before heading to the Senate.

South Carolina is known as a gun-friendly state, but legislators said the amendment is needed in case antigun forces eventually try to restrict the sports.

The proposal died last year because of specific wording requested by the National Rifle Association.


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