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The Post and Courier's Glenn Smith writes about the need for South Carolina to enact laws that provide specific penalties for convicted criminals found with "military-style" guns.
The paper quotes Charleston Mayor Joe Riley:
It's a giant loophole, a criminal who cannot possess a handgun could legally possess an AK-47, which I think is a scary thought for most citizens.
Smith goes on to cite several particularly tragic incidents involving semi-automatic rifles.
All-in-all, it's hard to deny such a compelling argument.