Democrats and the media are still trying to push for more gun control, but in some parts of the country there is a push in the opposite direction.
Because of a new law in South Carolina, permit holders will soon be allowed to carry openly.
This is a huge Second Amendment victory.
Gun Owners Can Soon Openly Carry Pistols with Permit in SC
Anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon in South Carolina will no longer have to keep their weapon hidden under clothing starting Sunday.
Gov. Henry McMaster held a ceremonial signing Friday for a new state law allowing people to carry pistols in the open.
The law still requires a permit obtained in a training class to carry a pistol in public, but it eliminates the need to keep a holster hidden under a pant leg or jacket.
The legislation passed this spring also eliminates a $50 permit fee to get a concealed weapons permit and lowers the number of bullets that someone must fire at a target in an accuracy test to get a permit from 50 to 25 shots.
Requirements remain that a permit holder be 21 or over, take eight hours of training and pass a background check that includes fingerprinting.
“This is a good day for South Carolina. It is a happy day for law-abiding citizens,” McMaster said at the Palmetto State Armory in Greenville, joined by Second Amendment advocates.
This is excellent news.
Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) signs South Carolina’s new “Open Carry with Training Act,” which will go into effect on Sunday.
It allows those with valid permits to bring their firearms into restaurants, shops and churches. pic.twitter.com/fDZhXZcHn6
— The Recount (@therecount) August 13, 2021
The law allows gun owners with concealed carry permits to openly carry firearms in public. https://t.co/EqmwzVi3J8
— WFMY News 2 (@WFMY) August 14, 2021
Thanks Governor for signing the Open Carry with Training Act into law today. This is the most pro-Second Amendment law in state history.
— South Carolina Republican Party (@SCGOP) August 13, 2021
This is a Constitutional right.