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ATF issues “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces’”

While this subject is not specifically about South Carolina law, it is an issue that directly affects tens of thousands of South Carolina firearms owners, so we felt the need to share it. The following was written by Guy de Blank. In mid-December of 2020, the DOJ/ATF issued a notice of proposed rulemaking request that… Read more »

Open Carry with Training Act (H3094) – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Please note: the links to various state statutes in this post are to the CURRENT wording of the law and may not be updated with the changes made by H3094. This post was written by Robert K. Merting, Attorney at Law. This post is for informational purposes only. This does not constitute legal advice, nor… Read more »

H3096 Constitutional Carry on House Floor

The South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021 (H3096) is to be debated on the floor in the South Carolina House Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The House session is scheduled to start at 10 AM. I would wager that this session will last several hours. If you can’t be there in person (we will most… Read more »

H3094 Open Carry Bill Receives First Reading In Senate – Sent to Judiciary Committee

South Carolina bill H3094, known as the Open Carry With Training Act, has received the first reading in the South Carolina Senate and has been sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now is the time to contact the members of the Judiciary Committee and the Chairman, Luke Rankin, to express your support for this bill…. Read more »

H3094 Open Carry With Permit Bill Passes 2nd Reading in SC House

One of the many hurdles for H3094, the Open Carry with Permit bill, was cleared yesterday, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, during a 7 1/2 hour session of the South Carolina House of Representatives. A total of 46 amendments to this bill were originally filed with a 47th filed today. Many of those bills were withdrawn… Read more »

Constitutional Carry & Open Carry Updates

H3096, the Constitutional Carry bill, received a favorable vote from the House Judiciary Committee today and will head to the full House, hopefully before the crossover deadline of April 10th. H3094, the Open Carry bill, is scheduled to be heard tomorrow, March 17th, in the House. The House is scheduled to convene at 10 AM…. Read more »

H3094 & H3096 Updates (Open Carry & Constitutional Carry)

H3096 (constitutional carry) to be voted on in subcommittee Tuesday, March 16th at 11:30 am and full committee Tuesday 1 hour after the House adjourns. H3094 (open carry w/ permit) is on the calendar for debate/vote in the full House Wednesday, March 17th. The House usually convenes at noon on Wednesdays, but the calendar for… Read more »

Constitutional Rights and COVID-19

In light of the recent activities occurring surrounding the Corona Virus outbreak in 2020, I’ve found myself thinking quite a bit about my rights as an American under the US Constitution. Although my self-education on The Federalist Papers and the events surrounding the development of our Constitution is somewhat limited I have still arrived at… Read more »