Skip to comments.Restaurant Carry (with permit) Coming to South Carolina
Posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:17 AM PST by marktwain
Map courtesy of opencarry.org
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 greenvilleonline.com:
The Houses 90-18 vote Thursday sends the bill to Gov. Nikki Haley, who says shell sign any gun bill that doesnt 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.
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.
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!)
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