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DovBear: Hey! Rep. John Graham Altman (R-Dist. 119-Charleston) tell us how you feel about cock-fighting.
Altman: Cockfighting reminds me of the Roman circus, coliseum.
DovBear: I see. So you probably voted for the bill protecting roosters that recently passed through the House Judiciary Committee.
Altman: I was all for that.
DovBear: Super! Now, there was also this bill that advocates say will protect the victims of domestic abuse. How do you feel about the domestic violence bill?
Altman: I think this bill is probably drafted out of an abundance of ignorance.
DovBear: What do you mean? In South Carolina, cockfighting and domestic violence are currently misdemeanors, punishable by 30 days in jail. If the bill passes, cockfighting will become a felony, punishable by five years in jail. Domestic violence crimes will remain a misdemeanor.
Altman: People who compare the two are not very smart and if you don't understand the difference between trying to ban the savage practice of watching chickens trying to kill each other and protecting people rights in CDV statutes, I'll never be able to explain it to you in a 100 years.