Sheriff Chuck Wright voiced support for open carry law. Rep. Henderson-Myers opposed bill.

Sheriff Chuck Wright voiced support for open carry law. Rep. Henderson-Myers opposed bill.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright is among local supporters of the "Open Carry with Training Act" signed into law this week by Gov. Henry McMaster, believing it helps further protect the Second Amendment. "I love the fact we are following along with the Second Amendment," Wright said. "I think it is the responsibility of the person who wants to carry a weapon now to make sure they are trained properly." Wright added, "I don’t know why it would make people nervous. There are a lot more people walking around with weapons you don’t see. With it being law, I want people to protect themselves and be safe with it, and the Second Amendment gives people the right to do so." McMaster signed the bill on Monday, which goes into effect in 90 days. The law allows people with a concealed weapons permit from the state to carry their guns in the open. People who undergo training and background checks can keep handguns hidden on their person or in a vehicle except where signs prohibit it. Legislators voting against the bill included Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers, a Democrat who represents Spartanburg House District 31. On Thursday, she expressed concerns about the law’s implications. "Given the level of gun violence and tension we have in our country right now, I don’t think it’s a good idea for South Carolina," Henderson-Myers said. "Legislatures across the country have already passed this and others have it on their radars. It’s part of a larger national […]

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