On Monday, June 16, Governor Mark Sanford (R) signed H 3212, the Right-to-Carry reciprocity bill. In spite of an extremely crowded legislative schedule, the South Carolina House and Senate came to terms on a bill that will extend gun rights, not only for citizens of the Palmetto State, but for visitors to South Carolina as well.
South Carolina will now grant reciprocity with other states, provided that the reciprocal state requires an applicant to successfully pass a criminal background check and a course in firearm training and safety. While not the straight recognition bill that was originally introduced, this bill will greatly increase the overall number of reciprocal states and is a step forward for Right-to-Carry permit holders in South Carolina and for our Second Amendment Rights.
Please take a moment to call Governor Mark Sanford and thank him for signing H 3212. The Governor can be reached by phone at (803) 734-2100.