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South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Bill to be Heard

Friday, January 26, 2018

South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Bill to be Heard

On Tuesday, January 30th, the South Carolina state Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing Senate Bill 449 to enact constitutional carry.  Please contact committee members today and urge them to SUPPORT this legislation.  Click the “Take Action" button below to contact committee members.

Sponsored by Senator Shane Martin (R-13), S. 449 would allow law-abiding adults to legally carry a firearm without first needing to obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP).  Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate.  Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend themselves in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.  The CWP will still be available for those who wish to take advantage of reciprocity agreements when traveling to other states.

S. 449 would eliminate these government mandates and allow individuals to carry in a manner that best suits their needs.  Further, twelve states currently have similar Right to Carry laws which allow law-abiding individuals to possess a concealed firearm for self-defense without a permit.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact committee members and urge them to support this S. 449.  In addition, if you would like to attend the hearing, details may be found here and below.

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 11:00AM
Gressette Building Room 105
1101 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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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.