South Carolina: Self-Defense Legislation Passes House Unopposed

Self Defense Concealed Carry
Self Defense Concealed Carry
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

South Carolina – -( On Thursday, February 4, H. 4703 was unanimously passed out of the South Carolina House.

As previously reported, H. 4703, introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Greg Delleney (R-43) and strongly supported by NRA, seeks to clarify the Protection of Persons and Property Act (South Carolina’s “Castle Doctrine”) to ensure that a defendant who is denied protection from prosecution under this Act is able to immediately appeal such a denial.

The House vote was a unanimous 106-0 on second reading, followed by a unanimous voice vote for third reading.

This critical self-defense legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Please contact your state South Carolina Representative and thank him or her for supporting H. 4703.

Also, please be sure to contact your state Senator and urge him or her to support H. 4703, with no weakening amendments, when it comes up for a vote.

As always, please continue to check and your email for alerts and action items as both pro-gun and anti-gun legislation progresses through the South Carolina Legislature.

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JR Bailey

Your sentence about the unanimous voice vote for the third reading was exceedingly unclear. The way it reads, I could understand it to mean that there was a unanimous voice vote on the second reading for the bill to come before the house, for a third reading, or I could understand it to mean that there has been a third reading, and that there was a unanimous vote on the third reading, which means the bill passed in the House. All these variations are possible, because of the author’s wording of the sentence. Yes, I know the article says the… Read more »


Thank you South Carolina and all the sensible people both in the government and not. It’s
good to know most of the politicians really do serve the majority and realize we have a right
for self protection.