View Amendment Current Amendment: 247C001.BH.DG14.docx to Bill 247     Senator CORBIN proposed the following amendment (BH\247C001.BH.DG14):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/     SECTION     1.     Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 25 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 25-1-80.     (A)     Pursuant to the provisions of Section 25-1-60, an able-bodied citizen of this State who is over seventeen years of age and can legally purchase a firearm is deemed to be a member of the Unorganized Militia of South Carolina, unless he is already a member of the National Guard or the organized militia not in National Guard service. The Unorganized Militia is one of 'the Militia of the several States', as that term is used in the Constitution of the United States, and '[a] well regulated Militia', as that term is used in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
    (B)     The Unorganized Militia will be under the supervision of the Governor, as Commander-in-Chief, and the Adjutant General, all of whom must be subject to regulations the General Assembly shall promulgate by statute.
    (C)     The duties, rights, and immunities of the Unorganized Militia of South Carolina shall include, but are not necessarily limited to:
        (1)     The Unorganized Militia may be ordered to active duty pursuant to the provisions of Section 25-1-1890. An order to active duty may require members of the Unorganized Militia, other than conscientious objectors and other persons specially exempted by a regulation of the General Assembly, to acquire, possess, keep, and bear firearms.
        (2)     In order to fulfill the duty which may be imposed under item (1) of this subsection, every member of the Unorganized Militia of South Carolina shall have the right, at his own expense, to acquire, possess, keep, and bear all firearms that could be legally acquired or possessed by a citizen of South Carolina as of December 31, 2012, and after, as well as any and all firearms or types or categories of firearms as the General Assembly may thereafter determine are appropriate for acquisition, possession, and use by members of the Unorganized Militia. Such firearms shall include rifles, shotguns, and handguns of all types, as well as magazines, clips, and all accessories, accoutrements, and components related to such firearms as were lawfully available prior to December 31, 2012, and after, or which the General Assembly may thereafter determine are appropriate for acquisition, possession, and use by members of the Unorganized Militia. The General Assembly may provide assistance in the exercise of such right for members of the Unorganized Militia who are financially unable to acquire such firearms and related equipment.
        (3)     The Unorganized Militia may not fall under a law, regulation, jurisdiction, or command of any person or entity outside of South Carolina, other than the regulations that may be promulgated by the Congress of the United States pursuant to its authority under Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16 of the Constitution of the United States, and other than the command of the President of the United States when the Unorganized Militia may be called into the actual service of the United States.
        (4)     A member may resign at any time from the Unorganized Militia, at which time he will resume his civilian status."     /

SECTION     2.     This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor./

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.