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South Carolina: Pro-Gun Bill Expected to be Heard Next Week

Friday, April 8, 2016

South Carolina: Pro-Gun Bill Expected to be Heard Next Week

This week, the full Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to take up H. 3799, the Georgia-only reciprocity bill, but other matters took longer than anticipated and they were unable to get to the legislation.  The next meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled for this Tuesday, April 12, and we anticipate the bill will be heard then.

In its current form, H. 3799 makes an improvement by statutorily adding Georgia to the list of states whose Right-to-Carry permits will be recognized in South Carolina.  However, it needs to be amended to a true recognition standard so that South Carolina will recognize ALL valid Right-to-Carry permits issued by other states.  Please continue to contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to support NRA’s efforts to amend H. 3799, so that it will establish a true recognition standard for Right-to-Carry permits in South Carolina.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members!

Most states recognize all Right-to-Carry permits, either through a true recognition standard or a true reciprocity standard (i.e., states recognize permits issued by other states if those states reciprocate the recognition).  It is time for South Carolina to join with these states when it comes to accepting valid permits issued by other states.

Again, please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to support NRA’s efforts to improve H. 3799, and bring South Carolina in line with the majority of states when it comes to recognition of Right-to-Carry permits.

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