South Carolina LEOs, Open Carry And Myrtle Beach Follies

BY Herschel Smith
4 years, 11 months ago

We’ve discussed at length the South Carolina LEO opposition to open carry legislation and the Senators’ deference to these guys.  Previously we saw that Chief Joseph Hill of the Horry County Police Department said “I don’t have any personal objections to it other than it doesn’t fit the culture of Myrtle Beach.”

To this, Josh said the following.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

The “culture?” Myrtle Beach has absolutely zero culture. It’s a disgusting shithole filled with tourist traps, trash, gross and loud foreigners, drunks, assholes, criminals, and for some reason that continues to escape me, Ohioans.

The Ohioans can have it.

Now we find out just what kind of “culture” Myrtle Beach really has.

At least seven people were injured early Sunday morning in Myrtle Beach after someone began shooting during a crowded street fight, police said.

The chaotic scene was captured and streamed on Facebook Live by a man staying at a nearby hotel.

Bubba Hinson told the Myrtle Beach Sun News that he was in town for a firefighters’ convention when he spotted a large crowd blocking traffic on the street below his room at the Holiday Sands North hotel.

“I thought they were dancing. That’s why I started filming it,” he told the newspaper. “Then, they started fighting. Then, they started shooting.”

Myrtle Beach police said in a statement that, just after midnight Sunday, a fight broke out on Ocean Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in the seaside South Carolina city.

Before officers arrived, a man in the fight pulled out a gun and shot one person, police spokesman Lt. Joey Crosby said.

An armed security guard who was already on the scene witnessed the disturbance and fired at the shooter, Crosby said. The shooter then hijacked a car and fled — but not before firing additional gunshots at people in the crowd, Crosby said.

Here is reaction to the event.

Bob Pisani: “Tell all my friends & family to stay in North Myrtle  because MB isn’t safe for families anymore.Not like it was 7/8 years ago. Went down the Boardwalk today. Bad vibes. Won’t even think of going there after sundown. Rhodes gotta go.”

Regis von Wagner: “Good idea for vacation is to stay away from Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach beach once was a really nice vacation destination. Today it is a dump. Maybe this will help get the word out.”

the video of the shooting that happened last night on the strip is wild. Myrtle Beach really is a crazy place.

— brian knight (@thginkb) June 18, 2017

Laura Wiggins Russell: “We came home early from our vacation Friday from Myrtle Beach because of all the junk that was going on. It was white kids, black kids and Hispanic kids doing all crowding up the streets all night long. They were loud disrespectful and had no fear of the law. The cops were extremely out numbered. During the day all these kids were running the families off the beach because of girls taking their tops off and kids being drunk. It ruined our family vacation. We will not return to Myrtle Beach.”

Kenny Rutherford: “Welcome to Murder Beach! Precisely why I haven’t been there in many years. The young thugs have taken it over and now it is not a desirable destination for myself and many others. People wonder why there is so much racial tension in the US. Here is a prime example.”

Michael S Ford: “Rhodes thinks he has a top not tourist town?…No Bro, you got a town that I very rarely visit, and I’m only five miles away…I even drive around it now.”

David Byers: “My family and I got back from our yearly vacation to MB a couple of weeks ago…While leaving a restaurant I was accosted by a man that claimed his car was broke down and wanted assistance. I got a bad vibe from the guy and noticed his car was in an area off from the street alone near some empty broken down buildings…It felt like a set up. He became upset, verbal, and crowded me, it almost turned bad. I asked him to step away which he did. Never have I had anything like that happen in MB. It has always felt like a safe place but that has changed. I will not be back to MB next year. This video confirms that decision.”

The fact that a near mass shooting happened right beside of me last night in Myrtle Beach haha Classic Senior Week

— Joshua Sayers (@jsayers54) June 18, 2017

Topless girls with your family around you, drunken people staggering around, gangs fighting and dominating the streets, and shootings.

This is alleged to be why S.C. LEOs are opposed to open carry.  Here is the thing and a quick note to S.C. LEOs.  I couldn’t care less about your problems, and I haven’t been to Myrtle Beach in so long I can’t remember the last time.

But if you think a criminal culture is justification for preventing me from openly carrying, you have it all backwards.  What do you think is going to happen with open carry – crime?  Gang fights?  Drunken kids?  You have all of that now.  Don’t come crying to me about your Myrtle Beach problems.

Myrtle beach is a shit hole that deserves to go out of business.  If you don’t want that to happen, then run the hucksters, low rent dives, criminals, unaccompanied minors, tourist traps, fat ass red necks and other low rent trash out of town.  Make it a gated community with higher rent, or do whatever you want to do.

But just don’t use this as some sort of justification for denying open carry.  It isn’t, and you know it.


Comments

  1. On June 20, 2017 at 9:08 am, Ned said:

    Do I have this right? — Myrtle Beach LEO’s: “But we don’t want open carry because – optics. We don’t give two shits about the crime.”

  2. On June 20, 2017 at 10:34 am, revjen45 said:

    Sounds right.

  3. On June 20, 2017 at 10:54 am, Herschel Smith said:

    And make sure not to forget the 50,000 gallons of raw sewage that spilled into the water making beach swimming dangerous and even deadly for a while.

    http://wbtw.com/2016/02/29/crews-work-to-repair-sewage-leak-near-koa-in-myrtle-beach/

  4. On June 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm, Lina Inverse said:

    Once upon a time, in my one visit in the ’70s or ’80s, the most interesting thing about Myrtle Beach was the A-10s practicing in easy sight of the beach. They’re evidently long gone, with the replacement excitement anything but an improvement.

  5. On June 20, 2017 at 6:24 pm, Joshua Smith said:

    Hell yeah, Lina! That was basically a past time for my father and I. We would always be excited about the A-10 filyovers, and even went to see some in person at the now-defunct AFB, and stare right down the barrels of the 30mm Avenger.

    Myrtle Beach has been this way for a long time, it’s just that it’s now more, louder, and grosser.

  6. On June 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm, Maggie Thompson said:

    In my opinion, myrtlebeach is still a vacation place for my family. It’s not the mayors fault or the Blvd. It’s the people in our country that have changed. These crimes happen all over the world. Don’t badmouth a city because violence is brought in from outsiders. Would we really hear about this terrible act if we were talking about a community that wasn’t so popular ? Probably not ! And I was there the next day and my family spent a week. I was not fearful because the same thing can happen in my home town or anywhere at anytime.

  7. On July 1, 2017 at 10:38 am, Joshua Smith said:

    Maggie, if you think the same thing can happen in your home town that happens in Myrtle Beach, I don’t believe you’ve ever actually been to Myrtle Beach. It’s just not a plausible proposition.

    Us here in SC have been watching gang fights in MB for decades. I have witnessed a biker tear off his own leg at the hip by failing at some stupid stunt on his motorcycle. I could write a book with all the shit I’ve seen there.

  8. On July 3, 2017 at 11:34 am, Dirk said:

    The right to carry is not the chief of polices call, belongs to individual men and women. CCW or open carry brings with it, great responsibility, and liability.

    A-10, before I went to the dark side, I was a A-10 DEPOT level mechanic, Out in Sacramento Ca. Three years. Awesome aircraft, a God send for ground pounders. Easy easy AC to work on, load ordinance, and fuel.

    Most don’t know this but the pilot sits in a titanium tub, whis is pretty bullet proof.

    Dirk

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