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    South Carolina may join 44 other states and legalize open carry

    http://www.wrhi.com/2013/03/open-car...ll-forum-76234

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    A measure making its way through the South Carolina Senate to allow for anyone eligible to own a firearm to carry it in the open without a permit made its own stop in Rock Hill Monday.

    Hundreds packed an auditorium at the Baxter Hood Center in support of the measure.In its current form, Senate Bill 115 would do away with the state’s concealed carry laws.

    State Senator Lee Bright of Spartanburg sponsored the bill told WRHI he has received a lot of support from the law enforcement community.

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    Good for South Carolina.

    We will see what happens when Ed Looney and Gun Owners of South Carolina realize the impact on their rice bowl politics.

    GRGRSC, Ed Kelleher, Rob Butler, Glaab, Hicks are still off-line, down for the count. So is the StuffedShirts forum when I looked. With friends like GOSC, SC's got its hands full.

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    I don't know of they are down for the count or not, but the latest.

    A court order prevents me from speaking on behalf of GrassRoots, but I can
    speak on behalf of myself as an individually named defendant.

    In January 2013, an appeal to the SC Court of Appeals of preliminary orders
    issued by the trial judge was heard. We are awaiting the decision of the
    Court of Appeals.

    The appeal argued 1) that the trial court's order that GrassRoots give the
    plaintiffs everything the plaintiffs wanted prior to a trial on the merits
    of the case was wrong as a matter of law; 2) that the trial court's order
    that GrassRoots be put out of business until GrassRoots give plaintiffs
    everything the plaintiffs wanted prior to a trial on the merits of the case
    was wrong as a matter of law; and 3) that the trial court's finding of fact
    that GrassRoots failed to provide a copy of the proposed amendment to the
    articles of incorporation in the materials soliciting the mail in ballot
    was wrong as a matter of fact.

    As to #1 above, why even have a trial on the merits if the judge makes the
    defendants give up everything before the trial?

    As to #2 above, it is well established law that a temporary restraining
    order is to maintain the status quo. Since GrassRoots was an ongoing
    business involved in heated political advocacy speech, the trial court's
    order shutting GrassRoots down changed the status quo.

    As to #3 above, the trial court failed to recognize the copy of the
    proposed amendment even after GrassRoots pointed to the exact exhibit that
    contained the copy. Instead, the trial court quoted from a different
    exhibit than the one that contained the copy of the proposed amendment and
    used that as "proof" that there was no copy included.

    I hope this helps.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    http://www.wrhi.com/2013/03/open-car...ll-forum-76234

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    A measure making its way through the South Carolina Senate to allow for anyone eligible to own a firearm to carry it in the open without a permit made its own stop in Rock Hill Monday.

    Hundreds packed an auditorium at the Baxter Hood Center in support of the measure.In its current form, Senate Bill 115 would do away with the state’s concealed carry laws.

    State Senator Lee Bright of Spartanburg sponsored the bill told WRHI he has received a lot of support from the law enforcement community.

    . . .
    What is the current status of this bill? Is it still live?

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    Would like to know status too. I don't see any movement on the SC gov. legislative site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tor View Post
    Would like to know status too. I don't see any movement on the SC gov. legislative site.
    Welcome to OCDO and the South Carolina subforum.

    I'll go review SB 115 and its sponsors activity ...

    Sesssion 120 SB 115 has had no action for two years when it was referred to a Judiciary subcommittee in January 2013. There are no bills currently listed as prefiled for 121 session, nor has Lee Bright announced sponsorship of any bills for the session.

    Read back through this thread to perhaps understand why South Carolina will not soon, maybe not in my lifetime, have any sort of general purpose open or Constitutional Carry. Follow the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tor View Post
    Would like to know status too. I don't see any movement on the SC gov. legislative site.
    Don't remember the details, but it's dead.

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    This bill died, but another replaced it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malum Prohibitum View Post
    What is the current status of this bill? Is it still live?
    Sen Bright returned to private business at the completion of his term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettered View Post
    Sen Bright returned to private business at the completion of his term.
    No he didn't, and he resubmitted it see S.105

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