Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Senate is debating H. 3594, Constitutional Carry, today. The National Association for Gun Rights and its South Carolina affiliate, Palmetto Gun Rights, delivered 60,000 petitions urging passage with no anti-gun amendments to weaken the bill.
“The South Carolina legislature has an opportunity to correct decades of wrongs,” said Tommy Dimsdale, Executive Director of Palmetto Gun Rights. “South Carolina is one of two Republican states that don’t recognize your right to carry a firearm without a government permission slip. That is why we are urging Senators to pass H. 3594 with no weakening amendments.”
If H. 3594 passes the South Carolina Senate today, unamended, the bill will head to Gov. McMaster’s desk. If amendments are added, H. 3594 will head back to the House of Representatives.
“If South Carolina does the right thing, this fight will be over,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “We fully expect anti-gun Republicans to introduce anti-gun amendments to block Constitutional Carry once again.”
“Hear this, Senate Republicans: gun owners everywhere are watching. Pass a clean Constitutional Carry bill, or face our wrath at the polls,” concluded Brown.
Constitutional Carry is the simple concept that anyone who is a law-abiding gun owner can legally carry a firearm, open or concealed, without a government permit.
27 states have some form of Constitutional Carry in statute. South Carolina would be the 28th state to enact such legislation if H. 3594 becomes law.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no compromise” pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members nationwide.