Concealed Carry Bill Advances in SC Statehouse

A retired police officer sponsored the bill so the objection by some LE seems extra silly. I’m all for this bill because the 2nd Amendment does in fact guarantee your right to be armed and not just in your home. The classes people are required to take now are obstacles to people who are poor or can’t get time off, meaning they don’t get equal access which is wrong. I can’t wait for Governor Nikki Haley to sign this puppy into law.

Personally I prefer open carry but his will do:


5 Responses to “Concealed Carry Bill Advances in SC Statehouse”

  1. Loup Garou on March 7th, 2011 12:26 pm

    this is Awesome, I already have a CWP, but this is great. I believe we will still need to have a cwp to carry in other states though. Open carry would be best….. then ther is no doubt that you are packing and for the bad guys to leave you alone. Another thing, non of the places that had open carry ever turned into “the old west”. In fact, crime rates are little to none in those towns and citys. This may be the last great state to live in before the collapse…

  2. Rob Taylor on March 7th, 2011 2:44 pm

    Agreed. Open carry would be the best solution, but I guess some people would have their delicate sensibilities offended by seeing a gun.

  3. Ajax the Great on March 7th, 2011 7:56 pm

    Vermont allows both, and no permit is required. In fact, you only have to be 16 to carry there (though under federal law you must be at least 18). Their crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, certainly not the Wild West.

  4. vermonter on April 11th, 2011 10:36 am

    I grew up in Vermont’s highest-populated county (Chittenden county) for over 20 years and never saw one person open-carry. Yes, the crime rate was very very low but there were only 500,000 people in the entire state and there was no diversity of any sorts (over 96% white). It had nothing to do with the fact that people could open-carry. I never knew anything about Vermont’s gun laws until I moved to SC and got a CWP. Vermont may have more liberal gun laws but they are not exercised and most people from there would not do well here because of the vast difference in political ideology.

  5. Georgia Jack on April 14th, 2011 10:58 am

    I live in Georgia but can’t carry in SC because SC won’t grant reciprocal privileges due to GA’s lack of training requirement. On top of that I can’t even carry in SC with a UT, FL, or AZ permit because SC doesn’t honor non-resident permits
    of those or other states. And of course I can’t come to SC to get an SC permit either, as I don’t own property there (the only apparent way a non-resident permit will be issued) The practical effect of this is that I don’t spend a lot of time in SC. Why should I when FL welcomes me. I hope SC will enact reasonable reform so me and my money can visit – “Hint Hint”

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