- Mar 24, 2008
From: http://www.statehousereport.com/2019/01/11/1-11-full-issuse-on-selling-santee-cooper-new-conservation-book-democratic-branding/Gun reform. Several bills have been introduced in the House and Senate since session began this week. H. 3456 (Hill) seeks passage of the S.C. Constitutional Carry Act to remove concealed weapons provisions from state law and to loosen restrictions on carrying weapons, with several provisions. S. 341 (Campsen) would require every clerk of court to report to state police within 10 days of disposition of each case in general sessions, and report within 48 hours the issuance of a restraining order or other order preventing the possession of a firearm. H. 3058 (Cobb-Hunter) would require a national, instant criminal background check prior to any transfer of firearms.
Link to the Constitutional Carry bill: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=3456&session=123&summary=B
ETA: I don't know the impact of this on Open Carry of firearms/handguns in SC. It deletes a lot of text re. concealed weapons, but I don't know if the effect of that will allow the open as well as concealed carry of firearms without a permit. But I figured you guys would want to know about this legislation regardless.