One South Carolina lawmaker has proposed a bill that he says would help prevent more shootings like the recent massacre in Tuscon, Arizona. The nation stood still when Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other citizens were shot last week in Arizona.
Here in South Carolina, Charleston Representative Chip Limehouse is taking steps to prevent a similar circumstance from happening here. Limehouse has proposed a bill that would require universities and colleges to turn over records of any disruptive or threatening students who drop out. Limehouse says this bill would help police better “connect the dots” to avoid such tragedies, as the one in Tuscon that killed six, including a 9-year-old girl.
The bill is being drafted and will be introduced next week in the state Legislature.