Contrary to the hyperbolic anti-gun views expressed by The Herald, there is no reason to believe that the “sky-is-falling” conjured in its recent editorial about the restaurant carry bill will ever come to pass in South Carolina.
Restaurant carry is the term commonly used to refer to a law that allows law-abiding citizens to carry their personal protection firearms into a restaurant licensed to serve alcohol. The S.C. General Assembly recently passed legislation to establish this, and SB 308 is now awaiting action by Gov. Nikki Haley.
While this legislation may be new policy in South Carolina, it is far from a new concept. In fact, 45 other states currently have a similar law on the books, with none experiencing the violent bloodshed imagined by the Herald’s editorial, and none working to repeal their law.
Read the article: The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)