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South Carolina Lawmaker Calls For Journalism Registry, Background Checks

A state lawmaker in South Carolina is calling for mandatory background checks and a registry for journalists. Rep. Mike Pitts, a Republican, introduced the legislation on Tuesday.

The “South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law,” which is patterned after gun registration laws, is raising First Amendment concerns.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about the bill.


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