SC: Constitutional Carry Bill May Soon Get a Floor Vote!
Recently, the House Judiciary Committee passed HB 3096, a bill to make South Carolina a Constitutional Carry state. This means the bill will soon go to the House floor for a vote.
Under House Bill 3096, a law-abiding citizen of South Carolina will be able to conceal carry without having to beg the government for a permit.
This is particularly important at a time when government closures around the nation are dragging out the permit process — thereby endangering the lives of applicants in threatening situations. The bill may not go far enough for some in eradicating all obstacles to carry, but it is really a big step forward.
Eighteen other states currently recognize that Americans have the right to carry a gun for self-defense without first getting the government’s permission to exercise their constitutional rights. These states, not coincidentally, are among the safest in the country.
It’s well past time that South Carolina joined these states and repealed the unreasonable and unconstitutional limits on its citizens’ exercise of their Second Amendment rights.
Please urge your state Representative to support HB 3096 ASAP.