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County officials talk gun control

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Local residents and Pickens County Council members spoke out Monday against red flag laws, which they say violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

A red flag law is a gun control law that permits police or relatives to petition a state court to order the temporary confiscation of firearms from a person who allegedly presents a danger to others.

Resident Grayson Grant said red flag laws “are extremely unconstitutional.”

He said the laws violate the First and Second Amendments.

“‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,’” Grant said. “’Shall not be infringed’ is pretty

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