The South Carolina General Assembly convened this week, and NRA anticipates a busy year of promoting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Pro-gun State Representative Dan Cooper (R-10) has already introduced H 3003, which seeks to make numerous changes to the laws regulating the carrying of firearms in South Carolina. This bill already has more than 30 co-sponsors. NRA is still in the process of analyzing this legislation, but we will work closely with Representative Cooper to ensure his legislation advances our cause.
We will also work with allies in the South Carolina House and Senate to make other improvements that will benefit law-abiding gun owners, and we will be sure to alert the South Carolina pro-gun community to new developments and calls to action. While no major threats to the Second Amendment are currently on the horizon, that could change quickly.
There has been some confusion regarding legislation that was introduced last session. S 1259 was a bill introduced last year that sought to require all handgun and “assault weapon” ammunition in South Carolina be “encoded” and registered. This legislation died last year, and similar legislation has NOT been introduced this session. If anything similar to S 1259 is introduced this year, we will be sure to send out an alert. At this time, however, there is no need to contact South Carolina legislators about ammunition “encoding” legislation.