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South Carolina: Right-to-Carry Recognition Bill Expected for House Floor Vote Next Week

Friday, March 3, 2017

South Carolina: Right-to-Carry Recognition Bill Expected for House Floor Vote Next Week

One of NRA-ILA’s top priorities this session, H. 3240, is expected to be considered by the full House of Representatives next week.  Introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107), H. 3240 would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits issued by other states.  The bill was amended in Judiciary to clarify that the recognition of permits issued by other states applies only to those permitees who are at least 21 years old, unless they are members of the United States Armed Forces.  Please 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.

Additionally, H. 3429 is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  H. 3429, also introduced by state Representative Clemmons, is NRA-ILA supported legislation that 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 $10,000.00.  Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to support this important reform!

Again, click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Representative in support of H. 3240 and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of H. 3429.  Stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these two important bills.

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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.