Satirical News Service
In a bold move the State Legislature in South Carolina today made the radical step of passing legislature to control the ownership and proliferation of Confederate flags that they determined was the cause of the recent church shooting. This legislation mandates a 90 day waiting period and rigorous background check for anyone who wishes to purchase a Confederate flag. Also individuals will not be permitted to purchase more than 10 flags at a time, and Confederate flags of more than 30 inches will require special permits. The State House Speaker was quoted as saying “While this legislation is going to be unpopular, it is meant to save lives in the long run”. The governor has indicated that he will sign this bill if it passes the State Senate.
In other legislation, the State House voted down measures that would require background check for all gun purchases, control sales of large quantities of ammunition and measures to control un-regulated gun show sales.