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South Carolina: Two Bills in Columbia Need Your Support!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Please call your State Representative Today!

Due to a legislative reporting error, H 4220 was not heard on Thursday, as originally intended. 

H 4220, introduced by Representative Mike Pitts (R-14), would permanently establish the tax holiday on firearms sales on the weekend following Thanksgiving, which is known as the Second Amendment Weekend.  This bill should be taken up in two weeks, due to the General Assembly focusing its attention on the state budget next week. 

We also hope that the House Judiciary General Laws Sub-Committee will be able to take up H 3994. 

H 3994, introduced by Representative Garry R. Smith (R-27), would prohibit the establishment of any rules that would forbid the storing of firearms in a locked vehicle in parking lots.  This bill would protect your right to keep a firearm in your car if you choose to hunt or target shoot before or after work.  H3994 would also allow an individual to keep a firearm in their vehicle for self-defense during their commute to and from work. 

Please continue to contact your State Representative and urge her or him to support H 4220 when it is brought up for a vote.  Contact for your State Representative can be found here.

Also, please contact members of the House Judiciary General Laws Sub-Committee and urge them to take up H 3994.  Contact information for the House Judiciary General Laws Sub-Committee can be found below.

State Representative Bruce Bannister (R-24), Chairman
(803) 734-3009

State Representative George Hearn (R-105)
(803) 212-6796

State Representative Dan Hamilton (R-20)
(803) 212-6795

State Representative David Weeks (D-51)
(803) 734-3102

State Representative Leon Stavrinakis (D-119)
(803) 734-3039


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.