Skip to comments.Constitutional Carry Still Has A Chance in South Carolina
Posted on 04/20/2017 5:00:19 AM PDT by marktwain
H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee.
On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7. On Wednesday, April 5th, it passed the House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From thepostandcourier.com:
COLUMBIA The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow residents to carry a gun, openly or concealed, without getting a weapons permit.
The controversial bill passed the chamber 64-46 after more than three hours of debate.
If approved by the Senate and signed into law, anyone who is legally allowed to buy a gun to do so without getting a state permit. The bill would keep the states concealed weapons permit program in place so South Carolinians could carry their guns in other states.
Here is a relevant section of the proposed legislation. The convention is that a strikethrough indicates text to be removed. Underlined text is text that is to be added. From scstatehous.gov:
SECTION 2. Section 16-23-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
Section 16-23-20. (A) It is unlawful for anyone to carry about the person any handgun, whether concealed or not, except as follows, unless otherwise specifically prohibited by law: with the intent to use the handgun unlawfully against another person. The intent to use a handgun unlawfully against another person must not be inferred from the mere possession, carrying, use, or concealment of the handgun, whether it is loaded or unloaded.
Here is how it looks when the strikethru and underlining purposes are put into effect:
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I live in SC and am a CC permit owner,I support 2nd Ammend., that being said, there are people I know that shouldn’t be within a 100 ft of a gun.
I too live in SC, have a CWP, and believe in the 2nd Amend. As far as I’m concerned, the 2nd was clearly written and every citizen has the GOD given right to self protection and the enumerated right to keep and bear arms regardless of their proficiency or maturity. I don’t think the government should be infringing on our rights just because someone else doesn’t have the maturity to handle their rights properly or even because they may be a danger to themselves. Punish people for what wrong(s) they do and not for wrongs that someone else thinks they might do.
I have to agree to your view point.
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