Tag Archive: South Carolina


S.C. Pub Sparks Outrage For Sign Calling Gun Owners Losers

 

 

 

 

” A firestorm of backlash has been mounting against a South Carolina pub that put a derogatory sign in its store window telling gun owners to keep out.”

 

 

 

” Backstreets Pub & Deli in Clemson has a one-star rating out of five on Yelp, with pages upon pages of negative comments and reviews by Second Amendment supporters.

  The story first gained traction when Twitchy posted several photos of the sign from Twitter.

“ NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED,” the sign warns. “If you are such a loser that you feel a need to carry a gun with you when you go out, I do not want your business. Douchebag.” “

 

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Dashcam Footage Released Of 70 Year Old Man Shot Over Expired License Plate

 

Cane shooting

 

 

 

” The dashcam footage has been released of an incident that led to an innocent 70 year old man being put in critical condition after being shot at several times by a York County Sheriff’s Deputy.

  Bobby Canipe went to reach for his cane during a traffic stop. Deputy Terrence Knox thought he was reaching for a rifle, apparently couldn’t verbally warn the man, or fire a warning shot, and out of fear for his life fired several shots at the man and hitting him.

  Apparently shooting a 70 year old man, reaching for a cane in the back of a pickup truck, is appropriate use of force as Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.”

 

Read our original story here and more details on the update here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 States Join Lawsuit Against NJ Gun Law

 

 

” Support is mounting for a lawsuit that challenges New Jersey’s tight restrictions on handgun ownership and its high standard of “justifiable need” for carrying a weapon outside the home.

  Nineteen states as well as the powerful National Rifle Association have joined the case’s plaintiff John Drake, who in his lawsuit claims he was denied a permit following a thwarted robbery attempt on his Sussex County business.

  Drake lost his appeal before a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year and now a growing number of states, led by Wyoming, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, claiming New Jersey was wrong when it determined that the business owner failed to prove “justifiable need” to carry a gun under state statute.

Drake’s suit also claims that his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment has been violated.”

 

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SC Officer Shoots Man Reaching For Cane

 

 

 

” A police officer in South Carolina shot a 70-year-old motorist who was reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck, investigators said. The man was expected to survive.

  The York County deputy, Terrence Knox, pulled over Bobby Canipe (kah-NYP’) of Lincolnton, N.C., for an expired license tag about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday north of Clover, S.C., York County sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris said.

  After stopping, Canipe got out of his pickup truck and reached into the bed, pulling out what Knox thought was a long-barreled rifle, Faris said. It was Canipe’s walking cane. The officer fired several times, hitting Canipe once, Faris said.”

 

     Exactly what kind of training are the police receiving these days that makes them shoot first and ask questions later ? In all of 2013 ,which had the lowest officer fatality count in 70 years , all of 29 officers were killed by gunfire . Twenty nine shot dead in the course of how many millions of traffic stops and arrest attempts ? On the other hand at least 309 civilians and most likely many more ,were killed by police last year alone . Who’s at risk here ?

Read more at the Wash/Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCSO: Woman Shoots Gunmen During Robbery

 

 

” According to an incident report, the victim who was at the door of her home, told the suspect that she had to disarm her security alarm, and as she stepped into her home, she heard gunshots.

  Deputies said the other suspect, who was holding the other victim in the vehicle,  shot that victim and then ran.”

 

4 charged in home invasion in Spartanburg County

 

 

” The other suspect ran, too, and that’s when the victim who had been at the doorstep of her home, pulled out a gun and shot at both men.

You’ve got to pat this lady on the back. She got two out of three of them with a 9mm, and then reloaded and was wanting some more,” said Wright. “I’m going to ask her if she wants a job, apparently she knows how to shoot real well.

  One suspect ran to another home in the neighborhood and charged the homeowner, according to deputies.

  Deputies said that homeowner then struck the suspect with the butt and barrel of his shotgun, and held the suspect until law enforcement got there.

He’s a hero,” said Wright. “I want to publicly tell him that that’s what neighbors do for one another.” “

 

Read more at Spartan-Cherokee News , while The Examiner offers this commentary …

 

” This case has drawn national attention because it shows how home owner’s are fighting back to take control of their neighborhood. Not only did the home owner hit her target with two of the suspects, one of the men was whacked in the face with the barrel of his own shotgun after running into a disgruntled neighbor.

  Communities in the Spartanburg area are taking Sheriff Wright’s advice to heart, arming themselves and taking classes to obtain a concealed weapons permit. Wright is a big believer in citizens in his community being proactive about their safety.”

 

 

   Finally ,Sheriff Wright asks ” for prayers for the family of Connie Young, who remains in serious condition after being shot multiple times while in the car with one of the men now facing charges.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just 38% Of Republican Voters Say Graham Deserves Reelection

 

 

” In South Carolina, an incumbent needs the support of 50% of primary voters to avoid a runoff challenge. Wenzel’s numbers suggest that Graham will almost certainly have to face one. The poll shows that State Senator Lee Bright is Graham’s leading challenger.”

Send the squish into retirement … please 

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Jim Cantore Gets College Kid in the Groin

 

 

      Watch the video of Weather Channel Reporter Jim Cantore as he deals with an attempted photobomb from a college kid without missing a beat in giving his report , live from the College Of Charleston .

From The Heritage Foundation

 

 

 

Published on Jan 26, 2014

” The education system wasn’t working. Lisa Stevens and other local parents knew their children weren’t receiving the tools they needed to succeed — so they decided to do something in their community of Greenville, South Carolina. Watch the video for their full story. Visit http://www.InLoveWithAmerica.com to learn more about the new book Falling in Love with America Again.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Army’s Elite Special Forces Train With Local Cops In A Secretive Joint Exercise

 

” Unwarranted NSA surveillance, the passage of NDAA, stop and frisk programs, and the rise of warrior cops, have essentially turned America into a centralized police state.

  Blurring the lines between the U.S. military and local sheriff departments sets a dangerous precedent that erodes freedom and civil liberties.

  Those lines are being blurred right now in South Carolina.

  According to The State, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will participate in secretive joint exercise Monday and Tuesday with unnamed units from Ft. Bragg.

“ Citizens may see military and departmental vehicles traveling in and around rural and metropolitan areas and may hear ordnance being set off or fired which will be simulated/ blanks and controlled by trained personnel,” a sheriff’s department press release said.

  The secretive exercises are off limits to the media, reports The Activist Post.

  The implications are serious.”

Photo Of The Day: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Shows Off Her Christmas Present

 

 

 

 

“Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoplifting SC Husky Caught ‘Red-Pawed’

 

 

Cato

 

 

 

” After a few dog treats disappeared, employees at a Dollar General store in Clinton soon discovered their thief was a four-legged bandit.

  Cato the husky spends most of his days lounging around his Clinton house, but it’s what he does when he gets out that has his owner worried.

” My dog was shoplifting,” laughed Holly Darden, Cato’s owner.

  Wednesday morning, Cato got off his leash and took off. And not long after his escape, the Dollar General store on South Broad Street was robbed.

” We didn’t know it happened because he just snuck in with the customers,” said store manager Anastasia Polson.

  Polson said it happened twice within a few minutes. She said someone had stolen pig ears, beef bones, dog food and treats off the shelf.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘He Was Not An American’

 

But You Surely Are Sir … Well Done … Thank You

 

 

 

” Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark took to Facebook Friday to explain to seemingly supportive residents why he will not lower the flag at the Sheriff’s Office for Mandela, despite Obama’s Dec. 5 Presidential Proclamation:

  I usually don’t post political items, but today is different. I received this notification today, “As a mark of respect for the memory of Nelson Mandela, the President orders that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset, December 9, 2013″

  Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!! The flag should be lowered at our Embassy in S. Africa, but not here. Our flag is at half staff today for a Deputy in the low country who died going to help his fellow Deputy. He deserves the honor. I have ordered that the flag here at my office back up after tomorrow’s mourning of Pearl Harbor Day!

  On Thursday, Obama took the rare step of ordering all American flags on government buildings lowered to half-staff until Monday, Dec. 9 in honor of the death of a foreign leader.

  According to NPR, Obama did not issue the same proclamation upon the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. “

 

 

 

     Our flag lowers for our people … this is not a transnationalist nation you globalist despot ! Much thanks to Sheriff Clark for doing what is right … and that is no diss for the late Pres. Mandela , God rest his soul .

      If you would care to voice your thanks to Sheriff Clark for his principled stand you can contact his office here ; (864)898-5534 or perhaps the better choice is to email the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department’s comments page at :        PCSO_MAIL@co.pickens.sc.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elderly Woman Killed In Shootout By Armed Robbers Over Gambling Money

The victim

The perpetrator

 

” A 76-year-old South Carolina woman who managed an illegal gambling hall died in a shootout with armed robbers, authorities said.

  Three thieves ambushed Dorothy “Dot” Hendrix as she pulled up to her house, Anderson County Sheriff’s Lt. Sheila Cole told the Daily News.

“ It looks like they were waiting for her,” Cole said.

  Hendrix ran an off-the-books gaming center, and investigators suspect the attackers thought she’d be carrying a lot of cash from the business.

“ This was not a random act,” Sheriff John Skipper said in a statement. “The robbery was planned and she was specifically targeted. The trio had knowledge that Hendrix carried large sums of money home with her at night.”

  Neighbors reported the sound of a firefight about 1 a.m. on Nov. 23 in the rural cul-de-sac. Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find Hendrix shot to death near her carport and one of the suspects lying across the road — gutshot but still alive.”

 

 

The accomplices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Firearms Company Relocating To South Carolina

 

 

 

” A Rochester-based company that makes firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment is relocating its headquarters in Dorchester County, South Carolina officials announced Monday.
    
The state Department of Commerce said that the $2.7 million investment by American Tactical Imports, currently located on Airpark Drive, would mean more than 100 new jobs for the Summerville area.
    
According to its website, ATI makes a variety of products, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, vests and handcuffs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Shows Just One Person At S.C. Obamacare Enroll Event

 

 

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” The two-hour event, held in North Charleston, S.C., explained how people can enroll in the health care exchanges … “

 

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Conservation For Big Guns That Opened Civil War

 

 

” Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the war in April 1861.

The sensors and modern rust-fighting epoxy coatings are being used to preserve historic siege and garrison guns, some of which were used to lob shells at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor when the war erupted. Union forces surrendered 34 hours after the bombardment started as the nation plunged into a bloody, four-year war.

Ten massive guns from Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, which is part of the Fort Sumter National Monument, were recently conserved as part of an ongoing program to protect the historic pieces from the salty, humid air. The guns were cast in foundries both in the North and South a century and a half ago.

The last of the guns, a 7-ton Union rifled Parrott gun suspended in a yellow sling held by a crane, was slowly jockeyed into place onto a new concrete base last week. It completes what the fort refers to as Cannon Row, where seven of the heavy guns are lined up next to each other.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switch to Electronic License Plates Could Improve SC Highway Safety

 

 

 

 

” South Carolina is considering a proposal, still in its early stages, to switch from metal license plates to new electronic license plates, or e-tags, as a way to improve highway safety.

“It’s the first of its kind,” says David Findlay, co-founder of Compliance Innovations, the South Carolina company that created the e-tags.  “It’s not an LCD or an LED. What it’s made of is electronic paper. It’s a new technology that allows you to hold the image with no power whatsoever for over 10 years. The only time it needs power is when you’re changing the status or the image on the plate.”

That power comes from the vibrations of your car, and from a transparent film over the tag that collects solar power.

The reason e-tags should improve highway safety is because the tags would be electronically linked to the DMV, so if a driver’s license has been suspended or his insurance has lapsed, the DMV would send a signal to the license plate. The word “SUSPENDED” or “UNINSURED” would appear on the license plate.

If your car is stolen, the DMV could make the tag read “STOLEN”. The state could also use the tags during Amber Alerts or other emergencies.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TENSE EXCHANGE BETWEEN REP. TREY GOWDY AND THE FORMER IRS HEAD YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR…AND IT DOESN’T DISAPPOINT

 

 

 

” South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy showed up to Wednesday’s House hearing on the Internal Revue Service scandal in a fighting mood (as noted here on TheBlaze) and he only became more fired up as the day wore on.

“If there’s inappropriate conduct being done on your watch in the IRS,” Rep. Gowdy said, “then that inappropriate conduct can last as long as the inspector general’s investigation lasts.”

The congressman’s remarks were in response to former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman saying he didn’t stop the agency’s political targeting of conservative groups because the IG was looking into it.”

South Carolina House Passes Bill Making ‘Obamacare’ Implementation A Crime

 

 

 

” The South Carolina state House passed a bill Wednesday that declares President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be “null and void,” and criminalizes its implementation.

The state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.”

 

 

 

 

 

Sanford Beats Colbert Busch In U.S. House Election

 

” Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, won a special U.S. House of Representatives election Tuesday, besting Democratic challenger Elizabeth Colbert Busch. With 87% of results in, Sanford led by 54% to 45%, prompting several news organizations to call the race for Sanford, who overcame an ethics scandal to return to elected office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanford’s Late Surge In South Carolina Gives GOP Hope

 

 

” With Republican candidate Mark Sanford surging ahead in Tuesday’s special congressional election in South Carolina, the party is increasingly hopeful it can avoid an embarrassing defeat in a district that analysts said it should have been able to hold easily.

The race has been characterized in the national press by celebrity and notoriety — Mr. Sanford became infamous for an affair while he was the state’s governor, while Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is the sister of a TV comic.

But for voters, the key question appears to be how many of the district’s conservative-leaning voters can hold their noses and vote for Mr. Sanford in order to keep the more liberal Mrs. Colbert Busch from office.

“There is a very real chance this race could go to the Democrats,” Gibbs Knotts, chairman of the political science department at South Carolina’s College of Charleston. “ Sanford does come with considerable baggage.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRED-UP GOP REP. TREY GOWDY TAKES APART ARGUMENT THAT VOTER ID LAWS ARE RACIST DURING HOUSE HEARING

 

 

” Known for his fiery tirades on the House floor, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Tuesday blasted the Justice Department’s assertion that voter ID laws are discriminatory to minorities. Using South Carolina’s voter ID law as an example, Gowdy dismantled the race-based argument against such legislation in about 5 minutes.

“South Carolina passed a voter ID law in 2011…and in 2011 one-third of South Carolina’s congressional delegation was African-American,” Gowdy said. “I may be mistaken, I suspect that South Carolina’s percentage of African-American members of Congress may have been the highest in the country in 2011.” “

Trust In Gold Not Bernanke As U.S. States Promote Bullion

 

 

 

 

   Yesterday we reported on Arizona’s End Run Around The Fed . Today we are happy to report that Arizona’s move is far from an isolated occurrence . Nearly a dozen other states have seen the light and are moving to allow their citizens some means of protecting their wealth before Obama and Bernancke collapse the whole dollar house of cards . 

 

 

” Distrust of the Federal Reserve and concern that U.S. dollars may become worthless are fueling a push in more than a dozen states to recognize gold and silver coins as legal tender.

Arizona is poised to follow Utah, which authorized bullion for currency in 2011. Similar bills are advancing in Kansas, South Carolina and other states.

“The legislation is about signaling discontent with monetary policy and about what Ben Bernanke is doing,” said Gatch, who studies alternative currencies at the Edmond, Oklahoma-based school. “There is a fear that the government, or Bernanke in particular and the Federal Reserve, is pursuing a policy that will lead to the collapse of the dollar. That’s what is behind it.”

Bernanke has pushed interest rates to near zero since the 18-month recession that began in December 2007. The Fed said in March it would continue buying $85 billion in securities each month in a program known as quantitative easing that has ballooned its assets beyond $3 trillion and is aimed at keeping long-term borrowing costs low to support economic growth.”

 

” In Texas, lawmakers are considering a measure supported by Republican Governor Rick Perryto establish the Texas Bullion Depository to store gold bars valued at about $1 billion and held in a New York bank warehouse. The gold is owned by the University of Texas Investment Management Co., or Utimco, which took delivery of 6,643 bars of the precious metal in 2011 amid concern that demand for it would overwhelm supply.

The proposed facility would also accept deposits from the public, and would provide a basis for a payments system in the state in the event of a “systemic dislocation in a national and international financial system,” according to the measure.

Should Texas take such a step, it would offer sovereign backing for deposits and make buying and storing gold easier, said Jim Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners LLC in New York and author of “Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.” He said the coin measures, while impractical, have symbolic value.

“We are seeing a distinct movement back to a world where gold is considered money,” Rickards said.

The U.S. Constitution bars states from coining money and also forbids them from making anything except gold and silver coin tender for paying debts. Advocates say that opens the door for the states to allow bullion as legal tender. The measure being considered in South Carolina would recognize foreign or domestic minted coins as legal tender.

In Utah and some other states, the measures also eliminate state capital gains or other taxes on the coins.” 

 

 

 

 

Islamberg, USA . The Muslim Only Town Where Residents Learn Guerilla Warfare Tactics

 

” Islamberg, located in rural upstate New York, is a 70 acre  underground-bunkered paramilitary Islamic compound. Here within the compound lives a Muslim only community. The majority of these are black  american born males, hardened criminals who converted to radical Islam whilst serving time in state prison. It is also the headquarters of Muslims of the Americas, the International Quranic Open University  and the United Muslim Christian Forum. Islamberg is the best known among 35 such compounds, ranging in size from 25 to 300 acres, that already dot 22 states across America. Evidence suggests these Islamic compounds and the convicted criminals who live their are participating in jihad training and using crime to raise funds.         Away from their eyes, however, Islamberg, which is located near the reservoir that supplies most of New York City’s drinking water, and the other MOA compounds in America train recruits in firearms usage, bomb making and guerilla warfare , as Syed Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani declared in a recruiting video that was not intended for non-Muslim audiences:

“We give [our recruits] specialized training in guerilla warfare. We are at present establishing training camps. You can easily reach us at Open Quranic offices in upstate New York or in Canada or in South Carolina or in Pakistan.” - Syed Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani. “

 

 

 

 

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