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South Carolina: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings Next Week

Friday, January 27, 2017

South Carolina: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings Next Week

The South Carolina General Assembly is in full swing, and your NRA-ILA is monitoring a number of bills that could impact your Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the Palmetto State.

One of NRA-ILA’s top priorities this session is the passage of H. 3240, introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107).  This legislation would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits issued by other states.  Efforts have already been launched to gut this legislation, so it is critical that you contact your state Representative and urge them to support H. 3240 without any amendments that would weaken its goal of establishing true RTC recognition in South Carolina. 

The bill is currently in the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.  While most of those subcommittee members are supporters of the Second Amendment, contacting them to politely encourage that they support H. 3240 WITHOUT any weakening amendments would help to ensure the bill is sent to the full Judiciary Committee in its current form.

Representative Clemmons also introduced H. 3429, NRA-ILA supported legislation which seeks to amend South Carolina’s bankruptcy laws and recognize the fundamental right to personal protection by ensuring citizens who have fallen on hard times, financially, will not be required to sell all of their firearms maintained for personal protection in order to satisfy their debts.  H. 3429 allows for the retention of any firearms, provided the total value does not exceed $5,000.00.  This legislation is scheduled to be taken up by the full House Judiciary Committee next Tuesday, January 31.  Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to support this important reform, and work with NRA and Representative Clemmons to ensure it passes. 

Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative, the Constitutional Laws subcommittee members, and the House Judiciary Committee members!

Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills as the 2017 legislative session progresses.

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