Open Carry

Ceremonial Signing of H3094 Open Carry Bill

SC Carry President Sherra Scott and Board Member Randy Jones attended the ceremonial signing of H3094, the Open Carry with Training Act, at Palmetto State Armory in Greenville Friday, August 13, 2021. The open carry portion of the bill goes into effect Sunday, August 15th. In addition to Governor McMaster, several other elected officials were… 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 »

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.

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 »