On Tuesday, April 12, H. 3799, the Georgia-only Right-to-Carry reciprocity bill, was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a unanimous vote. In its current form, this legislation 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. While NRA had hoped to have the bill amended in committee, considerations regarding procedural maneuvering made more sense to have the bill reported out as-is, and work to amend it on the Senate floor.
H. 3799 is scheduled for second reading next Tuesday, April 19, and state Senator Lee Bright (R-12) has been working with NRA on this effort. Senator Bright intends to offer the amendment to improve H. 3799, so please contact your state Senator and urge them to support this amendment. Please be sure to encourage your family and friends to do the same.