Spartanburg County Gun Ordinance


On 6/15/15 at 5:30 in the afternoon the Spartanburg County Council will hold a meeting to begin work on a county wide gun ordinance. The stated purpose of the ordinance is to stop the discharging of firearms on lands within the county. In the name of safety, the county intends to prevent people from practicing safe shooting on their own property. (See the Herald Journal Article here.)

This ordinance, if passed, would remove a right from the bundle of rights that all landowners in the unincorporated county of Spartanburg enjoy. It would infringe the right to own and bear arms by preventing, or hampering, the practice with firearms.

Fortunately, this is the very beginning of the process and the County Council is looking for citizen input. If you live or work in Spartanburg come out and make your voice heard. If you like, you can volunteer for the citizen committee the Council is forming to examine this proposal.

Anyone can speak to the Council for three minutes next Monday night (6/15/15). To sign up, call Debbie Ziegler at 864-596-2528 and request to be a speaker for the 6/15/15 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm in downtown Spartanburg at the Government building on Church St. across from the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium and next to the Krispy Kreme.

Take the time to get involved, and encourage your friends in Spartanburg to do the same.