In South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley endorsed a policy that would make it legal for most South Carolina residents to carry guns, concealed or in the open without a permit or the training that the state currently requires.
Haley made her comments after she signed into law a bill that allows gun owners with licenses to carry concealed weapons into businesses that serve alcohol – restaurants and bars – as long as they do not drink alcohol and the businesses did not bar guns.
At issue is a proposal called the “Constitutional Carry Act,” sponsored by a notable Republican state senator named Lee Bright. It’s not the usual open-carry proposal.
In South Carolina, residents can legally carry a loaded, concealed firearm. What the Haley-backed measure would do, however, is eliminate the existing safeguards – South Carolinians would no longer need a permit or training.
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