H 3212, introduced by State Representative Greg Delleney (R-43), would change South Carolina's conditional reciprocity standard for recognizing Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits. H 3212 passed out of the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, February 21, and is expected to be heard by the full House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 27. This critical legislation will require South Carolina to recognize all valid RTC permits issued by other states. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), which has been opposed to recognizing the permits issued by many other states, is expected to lobby hard against this pro-gun reform, so please call your State Representative at (803) 734-2010 and urge him or her to support H 3212.
In addition, H 3310, sponsored by Representative Mike Pitts (R-14), clarifies that it is legal for a RTC permit holder to carry a concealed firearm while driving a car, passed out of the House on Friday, February 23, and will now head over to the Senate for consideration. This legislation was drafted in response to reports that RTC permit holders were being charged with unlawful carrying of firearms while driving their vehicles. Please call your Senator at (803) 212-6200 and urge him or her to support this measure when it is brought up for consideration.