Charleston rep seeks stiff punishment for drive-by shooters

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After the horrific slaying off three in a Walterboro shooting, it's little surprise that someone has proposed a stiffer punishment for those the injure or kill others in a drive-by shooting.

That someone is Charleston S.C. House Rep. Wendell Gilliard and he's prepared bill 4277 to create the "Drive-By Shootings Accountability and Protection Act."

It would require that persons convicted of violating it serve at least 25 years and be eligible for the death penalty.

The Post and Courier has much more on the bill and why Gilliard thinks it's a good idea; read about it here.

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