South Carolina Concealed Carry Access Bill Needs to Apply to All Men
South Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- After further examination, GrassRoots found a way to amend H. 3405 to make what the politicians wanted to do for their own self serving interests apply to all of us.
Continue below to read the letter with the GrassRoots proposed amendment to H. 3405. Please read this letter to see the amendment GrassRoots proposes to fix H. 3405 so it will apply to ALL CWP holders.
January 26, 2011
The Honorable Thad Viers
South Carolina House of Representatives
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211
Re: Proposed amendment to H. 3405
Dear Rep. Thad Viers:
GrassRoots GunRights previously requested that the General Laws subcommittee kill H. 3405 because H. 3405 provided special privileges to politicians while continuing to deny those very same privileges to the rest of the people. GrassRoots GunRights opposes the belief that public servants should be treated better than the very people they are supposed to be serving.
GrassRoots GunRights initially requested that H. 3405 be killed until a different bill could be passed that extended the privileges sought by politicians for politicians to all concealed weapon permit (CWP) holders.
After further examination, GrassRoots GunRights now believes H. 3405 should be amended to read as follows:
Section 23-31-240. Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this article, the following persons who possess a valid permit pursuant to this article may carry a concealable weapon anywhere within this State, when carrying out the duties of their office:
(1) active Supreme Court justices;
(2) active judges of the court of appeals;
(3) active circuit court judges;
(4) active family court judges;
(5) active masters-in-equity;
(6) active probate court judges;
(7) active magistrates;
(8) active municipal court judges;
(9) active federal judges;
(10) active administrative law judges;
(11) active solicitors and assistant solicitors; and
(12) active workers’ compensation commissioners.
By amending H. 3405 to read as GrassRoots GunRights proposes above, H. 3405 will treat all CWP holders in South Carolina exactly the same as the initially proposed H. 3405 would have treated politicians.
If H. 3405 is not amended as proposed above, then H. 3405 should be killed because it is wrong to treat public servants better than the rest of the people are treated. Sincerely,
Robert D. Butler, J.D.
This is exactly why people should ALWAYS include the phrase “GrassRoots GunRights speaks for me!” when writing to politicians.
As things change, politicians should always know that when GrassRoots presents something new – like this new amendment – that the new stuff is supported by gun owners too.
Thanks for your support!Bill Rentiers Executive Officer
The mission of GrassRoots is to educate and promote acceptance of responsible firearms ownership within the State of South Carolina and to protect the rights of law abiding citizens with regard to firearms ownership. Initially we focused all of our attention on merchants who posted against the lawful carrying of concealed weapons in their stores. Since then we have broadened our scope and are currently increasing information delivery to all firearms owners, SC concealed weapons permit holders, and firearms instructors. As GrassRoots continues to grow we will further broaden our objectives to improve all aspects of lawful ownership and carrying of firearms in South Carolina. Visit: www.scfirearms.org