MyrtleBeachSC news largely covers only local and state issues.
Last night, however, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune appeared on local TV 15 news. Her comments concerning passing new local gun control laws made the recent mass shootings a Myrtle Beach issue, with powerful reactions across social media from locals of all stripes.
THE DAD DEFICIT: THESE MASS KILLERS’ COMMON CONNECTION
President Trump, S.C. Senator Linsey Graham, and Bethune all support new gun restriction laws. Among the laws President Trump touted in his public address Monday are “Red Flag Laws”. Lindsey Graham supports Red Flag Laws.
Today, 17 states — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington — have [Red Flag] protection orders, as does the District of Columbia.
NEIGHBORS SNITCHING ON NEIGHBORS
In Maryland, “Under the law, family, police, mental health professionals can all ask for the protective orders to remove weapons,” said Sgt. Jacklyn David, with Anne Arundel County Police. The Maryland law passed October 2018.
Last November 5th, According to Maryland police, two officers serving a new Extreme Risk Protective Order (Red Flag Law), a Maryland protective order to remove guns from a household, shot and killed the 60 year old man listed on that order inside his Maryland home. One of Willis’ nieces said another family member requested the protective order to temporarily remove his guns after an incident at the house on the previous Sunday.
MyrtleBeachSC news could find no prior arrests for Willis, however. Michelle Willis said her uncle “likes to speak his mind,” but she described him as harmless. “I’m just dumbfounded right now,” she said. “My uncle wouldn’t hurt anybody.”
2 AACo PD Officers serving Red Flag order to remove guns from a house kill man listed on order.— Mike Schuh WJZ (@MikeWJZ) November 5, 2018
PD: Man answers door at 5:17am armed with a handgun, refuses to drop it. A fight ensues, his gun fires, police return fire, man dies at scene. Ofcrs nor others in house were hurt. pic.twitter.com/4PWQrTFCDp
FACTS ON AMERICAN DEATHS
According to statistics published by the S.C. Policy Council, In truth, only 1.2 percent of all deaths in the United States are the result of firearms.* And of those, around two-thirds were suicides. More to the point, gun homicides account for 0.43 percent – less than half a percent of total deaths.
Statistics published by the S.C. Policy Council
RESPONSES FROM LOCALS ON SOCIAL
Local Horry County resident Chad Caton’s Live-stream response.