South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Passes Critical Vote

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April 7th, 2021, the House voted 69-47 to advance House Bill 3096 after the second reading. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( April 7th, 2021, the South Carolina House voted 69-47 to advance House Bill 3096 after the second reading. This clears the way for H. 3096 to receive a third reading tomorrow, where the House can vote to pass it.

House Bill 3096 allows a law-abiding adult to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have the right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so.

NRA thanks the representatives who voted in favor of advancing self-defense rights for law-abiding citizens. Currently, 19 other states have constitutional/permitless carry. If your state representative voted to advance H. 3096 from the second reading, you may click the button below to thank them.

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Ryben Flynn

I live in South Carolina. According to my State House Representative, the Bill will face opposition in the Senate even with a Republican majority. The County Sheriffs and other LE Agencies are opposed to it. However, my Rep. has told me the Open Carry With Training Act will pass and be signed by the Governor, meaning if you have a Concealed Weapons Permit you will be able to open carry. Unfortunately the Bill also allows establishments to ban open carry as they already may ban concealed carry. All they have to do is put up the new sign. SC House.… Read more »

Ryben Flynn

SC Senate – Rep. – 30. Dem. – 16.


Mississippi can, by state constitution, keep you from exercising concealed carry. That is where the great bounty of open carry comes in to play here. They can not call open carry in question in my state, by that same constitution. That is why concealed carry is mostly a gratuitous friendly agreement between the “law abiding” public and the anti-gun government in a lot of states. That is one reason why I continually remind every one not to throw open carry under the bus. That is why our legislators here had to be reminded that they could not ban people from… Read more »