I hope these Pass...

Ninja

New Member
Nov 8, 2009
14
#1
The South Carolina General Assembly session is in full swing, and there are a number of firearm-related bills that NRA is closely +monitoring.

S. 347, sponsored by State Senator Shane Martin (R-13), would allow Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry their concealed firearms in restaurants where alcohol is served for consumption on the premises, as long as the permitee is not in the portion of the restaurant primarily devoted to dispensing alcohol.

S. 753, introduced by State Senator Jake Knotts (R-23), would establish a lifetime Right-to-Carry permit for South Carolina residents.

H. 3024, authored by State Representative Herb Kirsh (D-47), would amend the law regarding the discharge of firearms under certain circumstances. NRA is analyzing this legislation to see how, if at all, it may impact law-abiding gun owners.

H. 3298, introduced by State Representative Bakari Sellers (D-90), would allow a law-abiding gun owner to transport or store a handgun under the seat of an automobile.

H. 3994, sponsored by State Representative Garry Smith (R-27), would prohibit the banning of firearms kept in vehicles while parked on property controlled by a person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity.

H. 4220, introduced by State Representative Mike Pitts (R-14), would permanently establish the tax holiday on firearms sales on the weekend following Thanksgiving, which is known as the Second Amendment Weekend.
 

Schultz

New Member
Jan 12, 2010
1,580
Upstate, SC
#3
Ninja said:
S. 347, sponsored by State Senator Shane Martin (R-13), would allow Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry their concealed firearms in restaurants where alcohol is served for consumption on the premises, as long as the permitee is not in the portion of the restaurant primarily devoted to dispensing alcohol.
I'm on the fence about this one.

Ninja said:
S. 753, introduced by State Senator Jake Knotts (R-23), would establish a lifetime Right-to-Carry permit for South Carolina residents.
I'm for this 100% and hope it passes.

Ninja said:
H. 3024, authored by State Representative Herb Kirsh (D-47), would amend the law regarding the discharge of firearms under certain circumstances. NRA is analyzing this legislation to see how, if at all, it may impact law-abiding gun owners.
Gonna have to do a little research on this one, I don't quite understand it.

Ninja said:
H. 3298, introduced by State Representative Bakari Sellers (D-90), would allow a law-abiding gun owner to transport or store a handgun under the seat of an automobile.
Don't care too much about this one, I'm either carrying on me or it's within reach. IMO i never understood the "under the seat" thing, You couldn't get at it if you need it.

Ninja said:
H. 3994, sponsored by State Representative Garry Smith (R-27), would prohibit the banning of firearms kept in vehicles while parked on property controlled by a person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity.
I hope this passes also. My vehicle my property i can have what i want in it.

Ninja said:
H. 4220, introduced by State Representative Mike Pitts (R-14), would permanently establish the tax holiday on firearms sales on the weekend following Thanksgiving, which is known as the Second Amendment Weekend.
Everybody enjoys discounts! :mrgreen: I hope this passes too.
 

Kazhrei

New Member
Jan 4, 2010
83
Hill AFB, UT
#4
You know, that first one brings up a thought/question:

Can the owner of a bar legally possess a firearm for protection?

Or is the fact that it's a bar forbid anybody period?
 

Ninja

New Member
Nov 8, 2009
14
#6
It would be nice to carry in places like Chili's, Outback, and Applebees. I think it would also be interesting to see if any of theses places would prohibit concealed carry.
 

jmt2566

New Member
Oct 15, 2009
371
James Island, SC
#7
Kazhrei said:
You know, that first one brings up a thought/question:

Can the owner of a bar legally possess a firearm for protection?

Or is the fact that it's a bar forbid anybody period?
It is my understanding that the OWNER of a bar / restaurant can have a concealed weapon. If the owner is not on premise then the manager on duty may carry with the OWNER's expressed permission. But it can only be one person at a time.

I hope that I have recalled this correctly - it is addressed in the book "South Carolina Gun Laws" ( http://www.gunlaws.com/links/linkssc.htm ). I have loaned my copy to a friend, sorry I cannot quote the actual language right now, but I believe that I am correct about this. Anybody else have a copy & can verify or correct me?
 
Nov 11, 2009
176
#10
Schultz said:
jjwestbrook said:
why are you on the fence about S 347 ?? just curious.
Alcohol changes a persons mindset.
it will still be illegal to carry and drink. the ones who are dumb enough to do this are doing it anyway. what it will do is allow those of us who do not drink to eat in those places and still leagally protect themselves. JJ
 

Schultz

New Member
Jan 12, 2010
1,580
Upstate, SC
#11
jjwestbrook said:
Schultz said:
jjwestbrook said:
why are you on the fence about S 347 ?? just curious.
Alcohol changes a persons mindset.
it will still be illegal to carry and drink. the ones who are dumb enough to do this are doing it anyway. what it will do is allow those of us who do not drink to eat in those places and still leagally protect themselves. JJ
I agree with being able to carry in restaurants however i think they should make bars off limits and should put that in the bill.
 
Nov 11, 2009
176
#12
i'm pretty sure it has to be a resturant that serves to meet the law , it will not affect bars .

I know in other states (mississippi for instance) if food makes more that 50% of the business then you can carry , but cant drink.
 

Schultz

New Member
Jan 12, 2010
1,580
Upstate, SC
#13
jjwestbrook said:
i'm pretty sure it has to be a resturant that serves to meet the law , it will not affect bars .

I know in other states (mississippi for instance) if food makes more that 50% of the business then you can carry , but cant drink.
I need to read further in to the bill but that would make better sense than letting a bar that sells just sandwiches for instance be allowed.