Legislative Updates

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 »

Open Carry with Training Bill (H3094) – Where It Stands

This is where the Open Carry bill is right now. It DID pass the Senate with several amendments. I personally don’t think there’s anything that would give the House heartburn to concur with. There were several Senators working with the sponsoring Representatives. The House won’t be back in session until Tuesday…so, confirm with your State… Read more »

H3094 Open Carry On Senate Floor

Well, this week has been interesting. H3094 received a strange 2nd reading for a contested bill and several amendments were adopted, but it will now go into DAY 3 of amendments & debate. It HAS however technically received its 2nd reading. All additional amendments that were pending will be taken up tomorrow during the 3rd… Read more »

Take 2 – H3094 Open Carry With Training – Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

The 2nd part of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing for H3094 is scheduled for THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 at 9:30 AM in the Gressette Building Room 207. If you can’t be there in person, there will be a live streaming link. If you would like to contact the committee, the phone number is 803-212-6627. As… Read more »

H3094 Open Carry With Training – Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Take 1

Public comment on H3094, the Open Carry with Training Act, was heard this morning in a subcommittee of the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee was not able to get through all the people who had signed up to speak and Chairman Young vowed to convene the subcommittee again “ASAP” to finish up with… Read more »

H3094 Open Carry With Training Scheduled for Judiciary Subcommittee

South Carolina H3094, the Open Carry with Training Act, is FINALLY scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Subcommittee Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:30 AM in Room 105 of the Grissette Building. PLEASE try to make plans to be there to support this bill. It’s not the Constitutional Carry bill, which we would PREFER, but we are supporting this bill as it is a step in the right direction and would give Conceal Weapon Permit holders in SC the OPTION to carry openly if they choose.

H3096 Constitutional Carry Passes 2nd Reading in House

The Constitutional Carry bill (H3096) passed the 2nd reading on the House floor. It was amended with what was named the “Constitutional Carry/Second Amendment Preservation Act.” The current, amended version can be read here. The vote was 69-47 with one Democrat voting for the bill. The following Representatives voted for the bill. Allison, Atkinson*, Bailey,… 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 »