2nd Amendment, States

South Carolina Now Officially an Open Carry State

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) signed legislation earlier this week to allow concealed carry permit holders to carry their handguns openly, if they so choose.

Rep. Bobby Cox (R-Dist. 21) sponsored the legislation, H.3094. Jurist.org noted McMaster’s signature on H.3094 means South Carolina will become the 46th open carry state when the law takes effect on August 16, 2021. Upon signing the bill, McMaster tweeted, “I will proudly support any legislation that protects or enhances a South Carolinian’s ability to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.”

He pointed out that, in addition to legalizing the permitted open carry of handguns, the new law also “eliminates the $50 permit fee for a concealed weapons permit.” Read more…

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