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South Carolina Ask Senator to Add Constitutional Carry Amendment

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

South Carolina Ask Senator to Add Constitutional Carry Amendment

Last week, House Bill 3094, the open carry bill, received a favorable report from the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee and the Senate then pulled it to the floor. Now, there’s a chance to add a constitutional carry amendment to it. Please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT a constitutional carry amendment to H. 3094.


Constitutional carry 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, it maintains the existing Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so. Currently, 20 other states have constitutional/permitless carry.

At the moment, South Carolina is just like New York and California in not allowing open carry of handguns. 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. The constitutional carry amendment will not prevent H. 3094 from legalizing open carry and allowing law-abiding citizens to carry in the manner they choose.

Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT a constitutional carry amendment to H. 3094.


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