Constitutional Carry preserves the option to get a permit for carry in other states . . . but it will not be required to carry in South Carolina.
But Senate Judiciary Chairman Larry Martin (R-Pickens) assigned our constitutional carry bill to a tough subcommittee.
The subcommittee has five people on it . . .
Two are pro-gun . . .
* Senator Lee Bright (R-Greenville/Spartanburg)
* Senator Shane Martin (R-Spartanburg)
Two are anti-gun . . .
* Senator Gerald Malloy (D-Darlington)
* Senator Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg)
And one is luke-warm.
The deciding vote on the subcommittee will be Senator Greg Hembree (R-Horry).
Inside sources in the Senate tell me they doubt Senator Hembree will be very gun friendly.
When I called fellow gun advocates in Horry County, they told me the same thing.
Greg Hembree's gun rights credentials are questionable at best.
This article forwarded from Palmetto Gun Rights........
The fact is we just don't know where he will stand.
He has been asked . . . and he has not yet responded.
You know what that usually means! If he doesn't want to go on the record, then he's waiting to see which way the wind is blowing!
I need you to contact Hembree and help him understand how the wind blows for gun rights in South Carolina!
Running concurrently in the same judiciary subcomittee is S 85 providing for 10th Amendment states rights control over firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition
Tell him you want S 115, Constitutional Carry, and S 85 10th Amendment rights, passed out of his subcommittee as is, with no amendments.
Each needs to be passed out of subcomittee without amendment to a second reading on the floor. We can't afford for it to be weakened or delayed with amendments.
They need to pass as they are written.
Contact Senator Hembree RIGHT NOW at (803) 212-6016 or at GregHembree@scsenate.gov