Gov. McMaster signs Open Carry with Training Act as SC prepares for law to take effect Aug. 15

Gov. McMaster signs Open Carry with Training Act as SC prepares for law to take effect Aug. 15

Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Open Carry with Training Act in Greenville Friday, which will allow South Carolinians to carry concealable weapons, like a handgun, openly with a training permit. The bill was originally passed by the General Assembly in May. Rep. Bobby Cox, R-Greenville, who was the lead sponsor for the bill, said that the bill was being signed in Greenville because it’s a pro-Second Amendment area. “It’s an area that’s really about responsible about gun ownership as well as exercising their Second Amendment constitutional right,” he told The Greenville News. What to know: South Carolina’s open carry law “It’s a proven policy that’s been proven throughout the state,” he said. “It doesn’t turn a state in to the Wild Wild West.” In the press conference Friday, Cox said that this was a measure towards making South Carolina a “second amendment sanctuary state.” Cox said that several neighboring states had already adopted versions of the open carry law and that South Carolina’s law was “long overdue.” In 2019, South Carolina had the 8th highest death rate in the U.S. when it comes to firearm mortality, as per Center for Disease Control data. When asked about the statistics, Gov. Henry McMaster said that this was measure was put in place to act as a deterrent. The Spartanburg Herald Journal reported that Georgia, which also requires a permit to open carry handguns, saw an increase in gun deaths between 2010 and 2019. Georgia passed its open carry law in 2017. […]

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