South Carolina: Gun Bills Continue to Move Through the Legislature

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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -( The South Carolina Senate has still not yet acted on H. 3799, the Georgia-only Right-to-Carry reciprocity bill; however, H. 3799 may be taken up for consideration at any time next week.

Senator Lee Bright (R-12) continues to work with NRA on this effort, and he intends to offer an amendment on the floor to improve H. 3799.

Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator and urge them to support this amendment!

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In its current form, this legislation makes an improvement by statutorily adding Georgia to the list of states whose Right-to-Carry permits will be recognized in South Carolina.  However, it needs to be amended to a true recognition standard so that South Carolina will recognize ALL valid Right-to-Carry permits issued by other states.

Additionally, H. 3189, Campaign Finance Reform legislation which had previously been stalled in the state Senate, continues to present a problem.  Your NRA-ILA is opposed to H. 3189 in its current form due to concerns regarding its potential impact on a number of areas, including NRA’s ability to simply communicate with its own members.  This legislation creates a high level of uncertainty for organizations that participate and communicate information relating to candidates and elections (and perhaps even legislation) to individuals in The Palmetto State.

Please contact your state Senator in opposition to H. 3189! 

Finally, the House of Representatives passed H. 4398 on Tuesday, April 19, with an overwhelming 98-5 bipartisan vote. 

Introduced by pro-gun state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107), this legislation seeks to amend South Carolina’s bankruptcy laws and recognize the fundamental right to personal protection by ensuring citizens who have fallen on hard times, financially, will not be required to sell all of their firearms maintained for personal protection in order to satisfy their debts.  H. 4398 allows for the retention of any firearms, provided the total value does not exceed $5,000.00.  This bill now resides in the Senate, where it has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to support H. 4398.

Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact state Senators in regards to the bills above!  Also, please stay tuned to and your email inbox for further updates on these bills. 

About the NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Gregory Romeu

If people would spend as much time removing these state representatives that are violating our rights as they did going along their personal petty predisposed lives doing sports or getting high or going to church rallies and all that other good stuff that distracts us, we wouldn’t be facing all these problems?

Rance Parker

Except for laws prohibiting known criminals from legally purchasing guns, all laws are unconstitutional.


Not exactly… the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment carefully. There are indeed other possible limitations. The phrase “The People” (as used in the Constitution, at the time it was written) specifically referred to adult citizens who were eligible to vote and to participate in a militia. Congress may, indeed, enact legislation that specifically defines those “categories.” For instance, laws can certainly specify where adulthood/age-of-legal-responsibility begins [age 16? 18? 21? 25?]… or they can legitimately exclude classes of non-citizens (foreign-exchange students, illegal immigrants, etc)… or they can specify that convicted felons – or dishonorably-discharged ex-military – cannot serve in militias… Read more »