SC Constitutional Carry and Open Carry

Howland

Member
There are four Constitutional Carry bills introduced in South Carolina, two each in each chamber. All four versions legalize open carry, require reciprocity with licenses from every state and appear to rescind Duty to Notify. Each was referred to the respective chamber's Committee on Judiciary on 1/12/21. I have yet to find the Committee calendars so I can't see if any have been scheduled for hearings. Not ever getting onto the calendars is how leadership has killed all previous attempts. This is on the leadership and Committee Chairmen, but some legislators may be in on the bait and switch and just posturing as cosponsors.

S 32, S 155, H 3039 and H 3096, all titled SC Constitutional Carry Act of 2021.

The Open Carry (H-3094) bill did make it to a House subcommittee with a hearing held on February 4th. The bill was referred out to the full House. It has a good chance of getting a floor vote as the leaders of both chambers support the bill.

The Governor has said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will absolutely sign it into law. A further bright note is that Representative Jonathon Hill (R-Townville) plans to offer an ammendment to expand this to Constitutional Carry should it make it to the calendar for a vote of the full House.

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Trained SC gun owners could carry openly in public under bill lawmakers expect to pass

Some gun rights supporters argue the "open carry with training" bill would be a sensible expansion without going as far as other advocates who prefer a "constitutional carry" measure, which
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milkmanjoe

New Member
There are four Constitutional Carry bills introduced in South Carolina, two each in each chamber. All four versions legalize open carry, require reciprocity with licenses from every state and appear to rescind Duty to Notify. Each was referred to the respective chamber's Committee on Judiciary on 1/12/21. I have yet to find the Committee calendars so I can't see if any have been scheduled for hearings. Not ever getting onto the calendars is how leadership has killed all previous attempts. This is on the leadership and Committee Chairmen, but some legislators may be in on the bait and switch and just posturing as cosponsors.

S 32, S 155, H 3039 and H 3096, all titled SC Constitutional Carry Act of 2021.

The Open Carry (H-3094) bill did make it to a House subcommittee with a hearing held on February 4th. The bill was referred out to the full House. It has a good chance of getting a floor vote as the leaders of both chambers support the bill.

The Governor has said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will absolutely sign it into law. A further bright note is that Representative Jonathon Hill (R-Townville) plans to offer an ammendment to expand this to Constitutional Carry should it make it to the calendar for a vote of the full House.

601c639ea90be.image.jpg
Trained SC gun owners could carry openly in public under bill lawmakers expect to pass

Some gun rights supporters argue the "open carry with training" bill would be a sensible expansion without going as far as other advocates who prefer a "constitutional carry" measure, which
icon.ico
www.postandcourier.com

All great news. I been sick and out of the loop, Thanks for this heads-up.
 
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