South Carolina Lawmaker Calls For Journalism Registry, Background ChecksPlay
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.
- David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR. He tweets @davidfolkenflik.
This segment aired on January 22, 2016.