Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

NRA Mobilizes Members in Support of Right to Carry Legislation

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is mobilizing its members and supporters in South Carolina to take action to pass legislation that at the very least would ensure South Carolina recognizes ALL valid Right to Carry permits issued by other states. 

 “This legislation would dramatically improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their fundamental right to protect themselves,” said Catherine Mortensen, NRA Spokesperson. “We are urging our members and supporters in South Carolina to ask their state senators to support this common sense reform.” 

 Last year, H 3025 was introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107) with the intention of passing a true Right to Carry recognition bill, which would ensure that South Carolina recognized ALL valid Right to Carry permits issued by other states.  After facing opposition from both the State Law Enforcement Division and the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association, H 3025 was amended to become a Permitless Carry bill, which would allow any law-abiding citizen who may lawfully possess a handgun to carry a handgun for personal protection, without the need to first acquire a permit.  This bill passed with a strong, bipartisan majority. 

Further, the House of Representatives also passed H 3799 during the 2015 session.  Introduced by state Representative Bill Hixon (R-83), H 3799 would expand recognition of Right to Carry permits, but only to the state of Georgia.

Both bills were carried over to the 2016 session and are now awaiting action in the Senate.

H 3025 and H 3799 are both viable, and at a minimum, the Senate Judiciary Committee should work to ensure South Carolina recognizes valid Right to Carry permits issued by all other states.

The NRA sent members an email alert asking them to contact the senators on the Judiciary Committee and their sheriff urging them to support pro-Second Amendment efforts. Members are directed to the following links for contact information:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/committee.php?chamber=S#jud

http://www.usacops.com/sc/shrflist.html

 

 

 


Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.

TRENDING NOW
Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation

Just months after pushing for the passage of Initiative 1639 to impose severe regulations on purchasing and possessing semi-automatic firearms, Attorney General Bob Ferguson has now introduced legislation that would outright ban commonly owned semi-automatic ...

Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is ...

Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push

Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor wants local residents to relinquish important aspects of their Second Amendment rights. If they refuse, he would have it cost them their liberty and treasure. But O’Connor himself apparently ...

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Critical Second Amendment Case

News  

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Critical Second Amendment Case

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today praised the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a critical case involving the fundamental, constitutional right to travel with a firearm. The case, which is backed ...

New Mexico: Governor Lujan Grisham Highlights Gun Control In Opening Day Speech

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Mexico: Governor Lujan Grisham Highlights Gun Control In Opening Day Speech

In her opening day speech to state lawmakers, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham called on them to pass various gun control proposals that she supported on the campaign trail and which have been filed in the ...

Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban (S. 66)

News  

Friday, January 11, 2019

Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban (S. 66)

On Wednesday, longtime gun control extremist Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the latest version of her perennial bid to rid America of its most popular types of rifles, as well as the standard capacity magazines that ...

Who Are the Real Extremists?

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Who Are the Real Extremists?

NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A simple ...

Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills

Anti-gun bills will be heard on January 21st at 10:00AM by the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and by the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on January 22nd at 10:00AM.

Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee

Friday, January 18, 2019

Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee

This week, the Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee heard and voted to defeat many of Governor Ralph Northam’s requested gun control bills.

South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the South Dakota Senate passed Senate Bill 47 by a 23 to 11 vote. 

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

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.