Believe it when I see it here in good ole S.C. Legislative processes here in this state lag behind our neighbors. Good old SC politics will shoot this down. I may be eating crow on this one, but it is hard to see us get it. I my self a SC CWP holder who exercises my open carry rights in Ga less than 30 minutes away.
Ok..so what does Constitutional Carry mean exactly? I have heard from alot of others that Open Carry is getting looked at again. Is this the same thing?
Knowing SC they will make it for residents only, or something equally useless for people who aren't already capable of carrying in SC.
But, if SC actually manages to go from being one of the most restrictive states to one of the least, good on them.
One thing we all can do is flood our reps and senators with e mails,letters and phone calls. Please every one get on the wagon and do this. I just finished e mail rep Loftis and sen Fair and I have others that wiil do this, Lets go!!!! tx, frank
Just letting you guys and gals know that some of us in Iowa are watching this. I have family in North Carolina and when I visit it typically means trips into South Carolina for hunting, shopping, or sight seeing. I do not like the idea of traveling so far from home while disarmed. My permits allow me to be armed in my travels in all states in that direction except Illinois (which I will drive around sometimes) and South Carolina. If this passes it will be one down, one to go.
If this passes it will also mean a better chance for our own constitutional carry law passing. Good luck.
As a former Charlestonian, still one at heart, I am hoping for at least reciprocity with Nebraska so I can carry when I go back home.
Many states are coming around these days so there is much hope around to share!
According to another thread the constitutional carry law would only apply to residents. The other states that SC reciprocates with would still remain the same the way I read it. I live in Ga. and have to place my gun in my glove box every time I cross the Savannah river. It stinks. I hope I'm wrong and SC recognizes my Ga. permit. Here's hoping...
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Soldiers are dying for our freedom. The least we can do is vote.
It's not likely to pass, and even if it does, the part restricting it to SC residents only won't stand up in court.
"They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
It ain't what they call rock and roll
And the Sultans...
Yeah the Sultans, they play Creole"
That, like the federal bill of rights uses the term "of the people" not of the citizen or even of the resident... That should apply to everyone in the state lawfully, even foreign citizens.
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I might be driving through SC this summer. I don't plan on getting out of my truck unless the law changes. Nothing against SC specifically, I do the same to Illinois since they don't recognize my right to self defense either.
in SC do you need a permit to keep it in your glove box?