Skip to comments.Senate Panel OKs Bill Allowing Open Gun Carrying (South Carolina)
Posted on 03/20/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by neal1960
Updated: March 20, 2013
A Senate panel has passed a bill that would allow people to carry guns in public in South Carolina without a concealed weapons permit.
Supporters of the open carry bill said Wednesday it still needs some more work to make sure there aren't any loopholes. They plan to tweak the bill when it goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month.
Currently, anyone who wants to carry a gun in public has to have a permit and keep it concealed. It takes at least eight hours of training to get permission to carry a concealed weapon.
The hearing on the bill was packed with gun supporters. Many of them said a concealed weapon permit is an extra unnecessary step when the constitution allows people to have guns.
We want a refund for the cost of our CWP training and permit fees!
I should hope that you can open carry or have concealed!!!
The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be INFRINGED!!!!!!
“I should hope that you can open carry or have concealed!!!”
As it stands, you will be able to open or conceal carry.
There will be a learning curve for police. The incidents of police hassling open carriers is falling here in Michigan.
Good question Gator. I need to go look at the bill more closely.
I mean without a permit!!!