South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Amendment Fails

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Today, the Senate debated adding a constitutional carry amendment to House Bill 3094, the open carry bill. Unfortunately, the amendment failed to be adopted. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, the Senate debated adding a constitutional carry amendment to House Bill 3094, the open carry bill. Unfortunately, the amendment failed to be adopted. If your state senator supported the constitutional carry amendment, you may click the button below to thank them.

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Senators who supported the constitutional carry amendment:

  • Brian Adams
  • Wes Climer
  • Tom Davis
  • Stephen Goldfinch
  • Dwight Loftis
  • Rex Rice
  • Ross Turner
  • Thomas Alexander
  • Thomas Corbin
  • Michael Gambrell
  • Lawrence Grooms
  • Shane Martin
  • Katrina Shealy
  • Daniel Verdin, III
  • Richard Cash
  • Ronnie Cromer
  • Billy Garrett
  • Josh Kimbrell
  • Harvey Peeler
  • Scott Talley
  • Tom Young, Jr.

Constitutional carry 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, it maintains the existing Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so. Currently, 20 other states have constitutional/permitless carry.

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Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
5 months ago

I see that my District Senator apparently voted AGAINST it. 5 Republicans voted with the Democrats to kill the Amendment. The reason being it is a poison pill to kill the entire Bill. H. 3096 is the Constitutional Carry Bill that was offered as an Amendment, it is still to be voted on separately and expected to fail. The Senate is bowing to the Sheriffs and Police on the subject of no permit to carry.

Grigori
Grigori
5 months ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

That disgusts me no end. The police administrators and a few snowflake street cops want to keep their antiquated way of thinking that if it is wearing a gun and is not in uniform, then it MUST be a bad guy and is probably safe to shoot. That kind of thinking scares me. Below is a comment I left on a related thread the other day but which went into the “review bin” and just got approved today, after the thread disappeared off of the news feed, here. As a retired LEO, I have a problem with the focus in… Read more »

Grigori
Grigori
5 months ago

Okay, I am reading in several places now that South Carolina’s Senate has passed Open Carry With Permit. Not etched in stone, are possible other improvements to include a waiving of the $50 (original and renewal) fee and reduction of rounds fired in qualification from 50 to 25, due to the ammo shortage. These will be worked out between The Senate and The House before going to the Governor’s desk where they will be signed into law.

Not everything we were hoping for, but better than leaving the table with nothing.

Last edited 5 months ago by Grigori
Grigori
Grigori
5 months ago

Does anyone one know the outcome of today’s (Thurs 05-06-2021) Senate session regarding Open Carry with a permit? As I understood it, that was supposed to be debated and voted on, today.

Grigori
Grigori
5 months ago

I am surprised to see that Katrina Shealy voted with us on this. Good for her! I hope this is a change in direction for her that continues. In the past she has mostly been about increasing the presence of nanny government in our daily lives “for the women and children” and not too much about gun rights.

Last edited 5 months ago by Grigori
Charlie
Charlie
5 months ago
Reply to  Grigori

Exactly…..had it not been for her, we may have had Constitutional Carry years ago, but she tabled the legislation and sided with Mothers for Action during one of the last hearings of the legislative sessions! Unlike Sen. Knotts, let’s hope she remembers who brought her to the ‘dance’! 😉

Grigori
Grigori
5 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

Amen! I was so glad to get rid of Jake. Long ago, he did stuff for us. He was one of the supporters for the original CWP law in 1996. Somewhere along the way he flipped, stabbing us in the back at every opportunity on important gun legislation. I was hoping she would be a breath of fresh air, but, you know how that turned out.