S.C. Rep. Johnathan Hill (R-Anderson County) is almost always in his office and ready to speak with anyone that enters.
Rep. Hill is known as the “catch-all” lawmaker in South Carolina. It wouldn’t be unusual to find people in his office who are not his direct constituents.
Our own reporter had issues that S.C. Rep. Beth Bernstein hadn’t given a reply to. Rep. Hill actually listened to our reporter’s concerns about the state of South Carolina. This man represents a county that is approximately 2 hours and 8 minutes away from our reporter’s home address and yet Rep. Hill still heard the concern and tried to help.
Rep. Hill has earned the reputation of being a Champion of Gun Rights and Constitutional Rights. His record shows that whenever new gun control legislation pops up he is there to protect your rights. The lawmaker has been described by many South Carolinians as a Constitutional Republican. In short, this man appears to swear by the United States Constitution.
Recently, we spoke with Rep. Hill about his love of the 2nd amendment. We noticed the plaques riddled throughout his office with some pointing towards a love of firearms. We mentioned a local gun manufacturer known as Palmetto State Armory. Rep. Hill revealed that he is actually a customer of the palmetto state’s own firearm giant.
“Yeah, I brought two rifles from them,” he said.
Our reporter and Rep. Hill had a conversation about the pricing of Palmetto State Armory firearms and the potential growth of the company.
A cursory look into the voting record of Rep. Hill reveals his love of guns.
Rep. Hill is the primary sponsor of H3456. The bill calls for constitutional carry or no permit required for open carrying of a firearm. It isn’t just the bills that Rep. Hill introduces to the S.C. House but also the bills he elects to cosponsor, that shows consistent support of the Second Amendment and U.S. Constitution
For example, H4704 (The Second Amendment Preservation Act) is a bill that was introduced to the S.C. House by S.C. Rep. Stewart Jones (R-Laurens). Rep. Hill was one of the first to cosponsor that bill. The reason for the rush to jump onto the bill as a cosponsor was due to the bill’s wording.
Section 23-31-910. This article may be referred to as the ‘Second Amendment Preservation Act’.
Section 23-31-920. The General Assembly finds that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual’s right to ‘keep and bear arms’ and further provides that the right to keep and bear arms may not be infringed.
Section 23-31-930. (A) Notwithstanding another provision of law:
(1) no public funds of this State, or any political subdivision of this State, shall be allocated for the implementation, regulation, or enforcement of any executive order, or directive issued by the President of the United States or an act of the United States Congress that becomes effective after January 1, 2020, that regulates the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories; and
(2) no personnel or property of this State, or any political subdivision of this State, shall be allocated to the implementation, regulation, or enforcement of any executive order, or directive issued by the President of the United States after January 1, 2020, that regulates the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunitions, or firearm accessories.
(B) For purposes of this section, ‘firearm’ has the same meaning as defined in Section 23-31-1050(3).”
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Representative Hill also Co-Sponsors H3295 which is a Shared Parenting Bill championed by Representative Jason Elliott, and would guarantee children’s right to both parents in their life after a divorce or custody issue. After speaking with Representative Hill on many issues we discovered that he is what we call a “down to earth” politician. He believes that laws should be simple with allowances for everyone.