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Restaurant Carry (with permit) Coming to South Carolina
Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:17 AM PST by marktwain

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 It appears that people with concealed weapon permits in South Carolina will now have an easier time of finding a place to have dinner.  South Carolina is just a signature away from joining the vast majority of states that do not prevent people with gun permits from bringing their personal defensive firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol.  The legislation prohibits people carrying legal weapons from consuming alcohol in the establishments.  Governor Nikki Haley seems likely to sign the bill, which passed the house with an overwhelming 90 to 18 majority.  From

The House’s 90-18 vote Thursday sends the bill to Gov. Nikki Haley, who says she’ll sign any gun bill that doesn’t restrict rights.
As shown in the map above, nearly all states allow permit holders to carry weapons in restaurants.   South Carolina is one of the last three holdouts, with only Louisiana and North Dakota still prohibiting the practice.  Restaurant carry passed the Louisiana House 64-24 last year. 

In an amusing nod to federalism and the vagaries of legislative action, Montana only allows restaurant carry if the firearm is carried openly; Alaska and Arizona only allow the practice if the firearm is concealed.  

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; restaurant; sc
All the states that have restrictive "may issue" carry permits for the elites allow them to carry in places that serve alcohol.
1 posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:17 AM PST by marktwain
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(with permit)

Not acceptable. Requiring any permit is an unconstitutional infringement on our right to bear arms. Any private business is free to set its own policies regarding firearms, and customers are free to decide to patronize them, or not.

2 posted on 01/25/2014 6:50:47 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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Quite right. Outback Steakhouse is free to post a no firearms allowed sign, and I am free to spend my dining dollars elsewhere. (And it’s a darn shame, cause I loved the place!)

3 posted on 01/25/2014 7:18:58 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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4 posted on 01/25/2014 7:24:22 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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