H.3700 Summary by R.K. Merting

On February 8, 2017, Representative Jonathan Hill introduced a “Constitutional Carry” bill in the SC House. “Constitutional Carry” though is a loosely defined term that even the most knowledgeable gun rights advocates cannot agree upon. Thus it is not enough to state the intent of the bill; the real question is : What will it do?

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The Assault against our 2nd Amendment Right

The assault against our 2nd Amendment right had increased dramatically during the last administration. With a wink and a nod from the administration, groups such as Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns, Mom’s Demand Action, and The Brady Campaign, used every resource available to attack our God given right to defend ourselves and our loved ones.

Many of these groups receive funds through organizations created by “Silent Partners” to hide their involvement. The “partners” assist these groups with money, organization, data, personnel, and media. They all claim to want to enact “sensible” gun regulations, and close loopholes which allow criminals to acquire guns. But their true motives are revealed when we pay attention to their actions, and listen to what they’re saying. “It’s not always what you say, but how you say it.”

The façade was lifted through numerous interviews. Group members along with congressmen were heard speaking while “off the record” through live mics. When they believed the conversation was private, they spoke honestly of gun confiscation, and the best course of action to achieve their goals. Then when confronted, they obfuscated the issue, and claimed to be “taken out of perspective”.

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H.3240 Right to carry

This is from the NRA-ILA's news release 

One of NRA-ILA’s top priorities this session is the passage of H. 3240, introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107).  This legislation would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits issued by other states.  Efforts have already been launched to gut this legislation, so it is critical that you contact your state Representative and urge them to support H. 3240 without any amendments that would weaken its goal of establishing true RTC recognition in South Carolina. 

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New Arm-in-Arm news conference today

Arm-In-Arm  who is formerly known as Gun Sense SC caught the media spotlight today as they held a news conference at the Emanuel AME church in downtown Charleston SC.  They are putting forth a strong emotional plea to faith based organizations through the entire state.  Their message is simple.  We demand more gun laws that will close the Charleston Loophole.  The mayor and chief of police along with other civic leaders were in attendance and spoke. 

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Arm-In-Arm: South Carolinians For Responsible Gun Ownership

Gun Sense South Carolina is an organization that is pushing for what they call "common sense" gun regulations that will only serve to restrict the 2nd amendment and make it more difficult for us to own and bear arms.  Here is a paragraph from their website. 

Gun Sense South Carolina has a new leader and they are rebranding themselves as Arm-In-Arm: South Carolinians for Responsible Gun Ownership.  This next paragraph comes from their accouncement.  

"Stand-Up Sunday - Jan 27-29
Hundreds of faith congregations across South Carolina will again STAND UP to address the public health crisis of gun violence for our 2nd Annual Stand-Up Sunday event next weekend!  If you haven’t yet, be sure to encourage your faith leader and congregation to participate - it’s not too late!  Please see www.gunsensesc.org/stand-up-sunday/

Click on the link above for the full story. Let this be a reminder that our opposition is not asleep at the wheel and they are doing everything within their power to persuade our communities and law makers in Columbia to push for more stringent gun control.  They want 28 day waiting periods for gun purchases.  They want universal background checks to shut down the so called "Charleston Loophole" just to name a few.  


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Forever Armed, Forever Free



Eric Gschwandtner


Forever Armed, Forever Free

            From its creation, America has been the poster child of new and ambitious freedoms that the rest of the world never considered possible.  To the immigrant, we are the land of opportunity; to the spiritual, we are a safe haven; and to the determined, we are the chance at something greater.  We were forged from revolution and have carried the “rebellious cowboy” persona from the moment ink touched paper and read “We the People”.  Although we are able to enjoy these freedoms for a number of reasons, it is our ability to defend it as citizens that defines us as truly free.  The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the Unites States has provided us with the liberty to take up arms as we see fit to defend our lives and livelihood, and ensure that just as we have kept our rights the last two and a half centuries, we may keep them again today.  This right to keep and bear arms has, as of lately, come under fire from certain parties within our nation, however, and our right to own firearms is under threat of being taken away.  From gun free zones, to magazine capacity limits, to assault rifle bans, to outlawing gun ownership altogether, the 2nd Amendment is at risk of being destroyed.  The 2nd Amendment is not only an essential tool of the American people, but a right of all free men and women that must not, and cannot be taken away.


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Prefiled bills for South Carolina Legislative session 2017

Action alert for our supporters!  It is hard to believe but the holidays are upon us and before we know it we will ring in the new year of 2017.  Senators such as Malloy and Kimpson have been very busy this year coming up with more pre filed bills that will further restrict our 2nd amendment rights. 

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I tried to make myself anti-gun

I tried to make myself anti-gun. I spent many many hours going through articles, data, statistics, reports and articles. I spoke with “experts” on both sides. My research was extensive on both sides, anti and pro firearms. I quickly discovered one side wanted to be able to use firearms to hunt, for sport and defend themselves from bad people. The other side insists inanimate objects are killing people.

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Join South Carolina Carry today

Join South Carolina Carry today!  

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Afraid of the dark

Why are people afraid of the dark?

I'm sure everyone was or remembers someone that, at a very young age, was afraid of the dark. I sure do. Little Johnny would scream to the top of his lungs, fight tooth and nail so that he did not have to go into a dark room. 

To be honest, I was afraid of the dark at times. We had a spare room that had extra furniture and stuff in it but, when the lights were out, I dared not enter. In fact, I would bolt past the door as fast as I could so that nothing could reach out and grab me.


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