Gov. Nikki Haley expressed support for a bill Tuesday that would allow all South Carolinians to carry a weapon if they wanted to without having to go through training or a criminal background check.
Known as “constitutional carry,” the issue is being pushed by S.C. Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, who is running for U.S. Senate. Under the law, gun owners would not have to pass the required training mandated by a Concealed Weapons Permit or be subject to a criminal background check. “We believe in those liberties and those rights,” Haley said following a news conference on a new law that allows those with weapons permits to bring their firearms into a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol.
Read the article: The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)