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South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Advances from House Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Advances from House Judiciary Committee

Today, the House Judiciary Committee issued a favorable report for House Bill 3096, The South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021, sponsored by Representative Bobby Cox (R-21). NRA would like to thank the committee members who took a stand to support your right to self-defense. You may click the “Take Action” button below to thank them as well.

Rep. William Bailey (R-104)
Rep. Justin Bamberg (D-90)
Rep. Micah Caskey (R-89)
Rep. Neal Collins (R-5)
Rep. West Cox (R-10)
Rep. Sylleste Davis (R-100)
Rep. Jason Elliott (R-22)
Rep. Russell Fry (R-106)
Rep. Max Hyde (R-32)
Rep. Jeff Johnson (R-58)
Rep. Jay Jordan (R-63)
Rep. Mandy Kimmons (R-97)
Rep. John King (D-49)
Rep. John McCravy (R-13)
Rep. Cezar McKnight (D-101)
Rep. Chris Murphy (R-98)
Rep. Brandon Newton (R-45)
Rep. Weston Newton (R-120) 

House Bill 3096 allows a law-abiding adult to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have the right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so. 

In addition, the House will be holding a floor vote tomorrow for House Bill 3094. It 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 does not explicitly allow open carry, among them Illinois, New York, and California.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates as these bills progress.

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