South Carolina: Conway to Consider Ban On Open Carry

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On November 15th, the City Council of Conway will consider banning the open carrying of firearms during public events and in city buildings. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On November 15th, the City Council of Conway will consider banning the open carrying of firearms during public events and in city buildings. Please contact council members and ask them to OPPOSE Ordinance #2021-12-06 (C).

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While the text of proposed Ordinance #2021-12-06 (C) is not yet available, city leaders have announced that the open carry ban is to be for public events and in city buildings. The police chief says limiting open carry is to “curtail the potential for gun violence,” but he makes no mention of how, or if, he intends to prevent criminals who illegally conceal firearms from entering. It is already illegal under state and federal law for criminals, such as convicted felons, to possess or carry firearms, whether openly or concealed. This arbitrary ban is just anti-gun virtue-signaling that only affects law-abiding citizens by dictating how exactly they must exercise a constitutional right already regulated under state law.

Again, please contact council members and ask them to OPPOSE Ordinance #2021-12-06 (C).


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john
john (@johnwestside4545)
14 days ago

Today local mayors have way to much power and are hard to remove from office. Elected and appointed officials who are anti gun spokes people get elected in communities than use that position to forward their political ideologies. This is nothing new just look at Washington today one person comes to mind or the whole family Mccain another Mitt Romney there are along list of influencers that claim to be real republicans. Maybe the worst Paul Ryan and Mitch Mcconnell Our lower court system stacked with liberal judges who no longer serve as fair balanced.They are no longer applying the… Read more »

Cooter
Cooter (@cooter)
16 days ago

Let’s go Brandon

Raconteur
Raconteur (@raconteur)
16 days ago

It’s truly amazing that so many felons are “open carrying with a permit” in Conway, that they need a law to prevent it. Hmmm.

HLB
HLB (@hlb482gmail-com)
16 days ago

I did email all officials in Conway from the link. They are:
 
Mayor Barbara Blain-Bellamy – [email protected]
 
Mayor Pro Tem Jean M. Timbes – [email protected]
 
Council Member Shane Hubbard – [email protected]
 
Council Member Alex Hyman – [email protected]
 
Council Member William Goldfinch IV – [email protected]
 
Council Member Justin Jordan – [email protected]
 
Council Member Larry White – [email protected]
 
HLB

Stag
Stag (@eriggle83)
16 days ago

South Carolina: Conway to Consider Violating Constitutional Rights

I know the NRA has a history of not understanding what those are so I’m not surprised they got the headline wrong. I’m sure Orion will be along any minute to defend their support of infringement.

HLB
HLB (@hlb482gmail-com)
16 days ago

The police chief says limiting open carry is to “curtail the potential for gun violence”.

How? In my open carry travels in South Carolina after the new law became effective the only time I was violated was when a state park official noticed my weapon and told me to leave.

I think that because of my weapon I enjoyed a safe journey.

HLB

Jaque
Jaque (@jaque)
17 days ago

SOON THE COURTS WILL RULE ANY PLACE OTHER THAN YOUR BROOM CLOSET WILL BE A “SENSITIVE” AREA.

Grigori
Grigori (@grigori)
17 days ago

This is a rotten Easter Egg that SC’s Legislature included in our “open carry with permit” law, passed earlier this year. While I still feel the law was generally a step in the right direction, our Legislature wanted to soothe the hurt feelings of unhappy anti-gunners who dominate most city and county councils, as well as many police chiefs and Sheriffs. Places like Lancaster City and County, as well as Columbia, have rushed to enact these tidbits of anti-gun power the Legislature has tossed them. Other than banning OC at certain public events, by state law in SC, all laws… Read more »