South Carolina House passes gun rights bill allowing open carry without permit

South Carolina House passes gun rights bill allowing open carry without permit

FILE – A man carries his weapon during a second amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah is one of several more states weighing proposals this year that would allow people to carry guns without having to get a permit, a trend supporters say bolsters Second Amendment rights but is alarming to gun-control advocates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House of Representatives has approved a so-called "Constitutional Carry" bill that would let state residents carry guns openly without a permit. Lawmakers voted 69-47 in favor of the bill Wednesday. Several weeks ago, lawmakers approved a bill that would let anyone with a concealed weapons permit carry openly . The "Constitutional Carry" bill goes further: It would not require any permits or institute any of the training requirements mandated in the open carry bill. Republicans also amended Wednesday’s bill to bar the state from enforcing federal gun control regulations.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.