SC open carry bill signed into law

SC open carry bill signed into law

, S.C. — Gov. Henry McMaster has just signed a new open carry bill that will allow all South Carolina concealed weapon permit holders to openly and visibly carry their firearms in public, where allowed. The bill also waives the $50 fee for required open carry permit license and training. WYFF News 4 spoke to law enforcement agencies across the upstate regarding the new bill and were met with positive feedback. “I think this can definitely be a very positive thing. I think as the sheriff, you know I believe that guns could certainly be a deterrent for a bad guy when considering committing a crime upon a victim,” Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said. “It’s going to be something new that we have to get used to and the public will have to get used to of course. Walking into a location or at a location where it is allowed to carry and seeing that and it not being a law enforcement officer.” “I love it because it’s the second amendment. Our second amendment right guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms,” Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said. “If you are going to be responsible enough to carry something of that magnitude it is your responsibility to train with it right.” Sheriff McBride adds that there may be “false alarm calls” when civilians begin seeing more visible guns, but adds that with time everyone will adjust. Law enforcement agencies also add that training and safety and […]

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