Today, the General Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee gave a favorable report to House Bill 3094, to legalize the open carry of handguns. It will now go to the full committee for further consideration. Please contact committee members and ask them to support HB 3094.
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 committee members and ask them to SUPPORT HB 3094.