The first firearms related bill to make it onto an agenda this legislative session is H 3094, known as the "Open Carry with Training Act," will be discussed in the South Carolina House Judiciary General Laws Subcommittee at 9 AM Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Room 516 of the Blatt Building. Due to social distancing requirements, the committee asks that anyone who wishes to view the meeting do so using the live stream link. There will be no public testimony at this meeting. A future meeting on the bill will be scheduled to receive public input. Written testimony may be emailed to HJudGenLaws@schouse.gov.
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We understand that requiring a permit is STILL an infringement on our 2nd Amendment rights, but any step forward is welcome. As of the writing of this post, there are 67 representatives who have signed on as sponsors of this bill, including 3 Democrats. There are 124 representatives. That is over half of the members of the House of Representatives signed on as sponsors, so this has a great chance of passing the House and moving on to the Senate. Again, this is not a perfect bill by any means, but it's still a step in the right direction. Please contact your representatives, and this committee in particular right now, to let them know your feelings on H 3094.