How the ‘open carry’ gun-rights effort in South Carolina shot itself in the foot

How the ‘open carry’ gun-rights effort in South Carolina shot itself in the foot

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Robert Battista, 707 Gun Shop owner, is opposed to a law allowing anyone to buy and openly carry a weapon in South Carolina. Battista said on Friday, April 28, 2017, the current law requiring training for concealed weapons and the restrictions on By The push for open carry gun laws in South Carolina has backfired after one of the bill’s supporters threatened a top state lawmaker. In response, a state Senate subcommittee chairman postponed Tuesday’s hearing on the bill, effectively killing it for the year by ensuring it misses a Wednesday deadline to pass either the House or the Senate. State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, R-Georgetown, tweeted Monday he was postponing the hearing “until further notice.” “Even though I’m supportive of Open Carry ideals, I will not stand by and allow threats to my friends,” Goldfinch wrote in support of S.C. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter McCoy, the Charleston Republican who received the threat. Unlimited Digital Access: Only $0.99 For Your First Month Get full access to The Sun News content across all your devices. As chairman of the subcommittee debating Senate Bill S139, I am postponing the hearing tomorrow until further notice. Even though I’m supportive of Open Carry ideals, I will not stand by and allow threats to my friends. ⁦ @petermccoyforsc ⁩ https://t.co/PMs03xYoeK — Stephen Goldfinch (@ScSenGoldfinch) April 8, 2019 McCoy is being monitored by law enforcement after a gun rights activist took to social media to suggest shooting McCoy for allegedly holding up an open carry […]

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