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Governor Sanford Repeals "One-Gun-A-Month" Law

Monday, May 24, 2004

FAIRFAX, VA -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that Governor Mark Sanford has signed HB 3442, repealing South Carolina`s restrictive "one-gun-a-month" law.  The law limited the rights of law-abiding citizens by prohibiting firearm purchases and establishing a 30-day waiting period between purchases.  

 "This is a great day for law-abiding firearm owners in South Carolina," said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist.  "On behalf of NRA`s four million members, I would like to thank Governor Sanford and the South Carolina Legislature for recognizing the importance of abolishing this unnecessary restriction on the Second Amendment. 

 "Gun rationing laws represent gun control in its worst form--they are designed solely to restrict law-abiding gun ownership.  Today, South Carolina has taken a big leap forward in furthering freedom for law-abiding citizens," concluded Cox.


 The 133-year-old National Rifle Association is the nation`s oldest civil rights group, and advocates enforcement of existing laws to prosecute and punish violent criminals.  The NRA is the  leader in teaching gun safety and promoting marksmanship.  The Association has approximately four million members across America.

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