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Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

Fair and balanced article for the most part. Respect for the second amendment has to be the foundation for any discussion regarding keeping guns out of the wrong hands. There can be uncompromising support for a constitutional right with room for situational adjustments. Justice Scalia expressed that below in his Supreme Court decision that supported the 2nd amendment but allowed room for such adjustments.


Scalia quote from DC vs Heller, majority opinion

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Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. See, e.g., Sheldon, in 5 Blume 346; Rawle 123; Pomeroy 152153; Abbott333. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. See, e.g., State v. Chandler, 5 La. Ann., at 489490; Nunn v. State, 1 Ga., at 251; see generally 2 Kent *340, n. 2; The American Students Blackstone 84, n. 11 (G. Chase ed. 1884). Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of theSecond Amendment , nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.26

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Posted by Peter Zalka on February 25, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

I agree with Jshicke, this was unusually well balanced, something you don't seem to get from news media today. My opinion is that rights are not privileges, the only qualification needed for a federally enumerated right is citizenship in these United States of America just as the only qualification for a state enumerated right is citizenship in that state. Once you've said you must be this age or this sex or have this license or training it's no longer a right, it's a privilege. If the people of this nation want to remove the federally granted right to bear arms there is a process laid out in the constitution allowing them to do so, repeal the second amendment, which will allow the states to decide individually if they want to create a right or privilege to bear arms or outlaw them entirely. If we allow the second amendment to be turned into a privilege outside of that process then every other right we have is subject to the same denigration and we'll soon have no rights at all.

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Posted by SweetJane Parx on February 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

I saw the headline and thought, 'This outta be hilarious. A liberal rag talking about gun control. Always good for a laugh.' However, I at least feel they gave equal time to BOTH sides of the issue. I was pleasantly surprised. Gun owners were not slanted to be red neck idiots with a fourth grade education. Because of this fairness, I actually read the entire article. I disagreed with many aspects, but read them with a seriousness due to this issue.

Thank You for a nice surprise and, frankly, a fair article that allows ME to make the opinion instead of trying to force feed it to me.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM
Posted by Charlotte Edwards on February 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “New book examines the current state of the Southern identity

White southern crackerso are as much a novelty down South as stoner surfer dudes in Southern California. Yeah there around but only the media take them seriously.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 17, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “The biggest name in celebrity hedgehogs, Lionel, lives right here in Charleston

African Pygmy Hedgehogs have never been wild animals in North America. If you don't provide for their every little specialized need, they won't prosper.

That being said, when your hedgehog is happy with you, they will engage in many behaviors that they would not consider back in Algeria. They come out in the daylight to run on their wheels, sit on your lap, or even stroll around the yard (under close supervision).

It also varies with the personality of the hog. Some are pretty undomesticated, and would stay curled up in a tight ball if you hauled them out in the daylight.

Not being argumentative--I know you are just being concerned. I just wanted to say, that hedgehog does not look like he is under duress. Some of them turn into little 'hams!'

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Posted by AC 1 on February 17, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “How a flea market tortoise became man's best friend

Cold-blooded, warm-blooded, fur, feathers, fins, scales, shells, skin & insects, whatever, all non-human animals respond/react to pleasure & pain the same as the human animal. Aside from the diversity of life, we are all one on this planet.

Posted by Marilyn Leybra on February 16, 2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “The biggest name in celebrity hedgehogs, Lionel, lives right here in Charleston

Hedgehogs are nocturnal. This poor baby is being taken outside during the day and disrupting his whole existence. Doesn't seem like a great idea making these little wild animals pets.

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Posted by Karen Phillips on February 16, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “New book examines the current state of the Southern identity

Ron Liberte in a nutshell: I can't stop whining and hating everyone, but everyone else should

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Posted by Randall Floyd on February 16, 2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “How a flea market tortoise became man's best friend

Did you get a new last name fay it is jay nor fay

Posted by Sherry Hall on February 15, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “New book examines the current state of the Southern identity

White Southern identity in a nutshell: We can't let go of the past, but everyone else should.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 15, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Combating drug-facilitated rape in Charleston

Thank you so much for publishing this story. I was drugged as a CofC freshman at a King Street bar. I was picked up by an ambulance and taken to the hospital (Charleston Memorial? I don't remember). The hospital wrote "extreme intoxication" on my file. They didn't check anything else, most notably my raised heart rate. I was sent home with a mark from the IV and nothing else.

Not only was the situation distressing and expensive but it stayed on my record for years. It made it difficult to get insurance because of my "substance abuse." I'm so glad that someone is paying attention to what's happening at downtown bars.

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Posted by chaslovah on February 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Ohioans have invaded the Lowcountry... and some folks wish they would leave

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Posted by Jessica Joya on February 11, 2017 at 3:11 AM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

I have steamer not sure to use it on noseeum
Has anyone else tried it?

Posted by Carla Walker 1 on February 1, 2017 at 1:10 AM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

Steamer?

Posted by Carla Walker 1 on February 1, 2017 at 1:09 AM

Re: “The photos you weren't supposed to see, until now

Great shots, love the light on Catherine Moye (oyster harvesting). The shot of Ray Fischer is excellent as well. Enjoyable article and I understand the pressure to be spontaneously creative. -Ferrell McCollough

Posted by Ferrell McCollough on January 30, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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