On February 10th, the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee General Laws Subcommittee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 3094 to legalize open carry of handguns. Last week, NRA testified in favor of this bill in front of the subcommittee.
Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to ask the subcommittee to SUPPORT HB 3094. To provide testimony virtually, please email HJudGenLaws@schouse.gov by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 9th. If you wish to attend the hearing in person, you may find information here. In addition, please email the subcommittee directly by clicking the “Take Action” button below.
House Bill 3094 allows citizens who hold a concealed weapons permit to carry a handgun in the manner they choose. Currently, South Carolina is one of just five states that do not explicitly allow open carry, among them Illinois, New York, and California. Self-defense situations are difficult to predict and everyone has different circumstances. It is unreasonable for the law to impose a one-size-fits-all method of carrying a handgun for self-defense.
Again, please contact the subcommittee and ask them to SUPPORT HB 3094.