Since 2021, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has banned the carrying of concealable weapons on over 11,000 acres of public lands.
The South Carolina Attorney General has opined that this ban is unlawful because South Carolina law expressly prohibits local government from regulating firearms.
As a result of this unlawful firearm ban, concealed weapon permit holders who wish to exercise their constitutional rights are subject to fines, arrest, and imprisonment.
A Charleston County resident has brought a suit challenging this action, and South Carolina Carry has assisted him with the drafting of motions and filings.
… but we have now reached the time when we need your support!
This is the list of CHS county republican house reps and senators with a template email below:
Lee Hewitt: 843 652 4236 email@example.com 843 352-3447
Kathy Landing 803 212-6975 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Leber: 843 227-1331 Matthew.email@example.com
Tom Hartnett: 843 270-2915
Gil Gatch: 803 212-6871
Joe Bustos: 843 822-6363 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Brewer: 843 214 5174 email@example.com
Larry Grooms: 803 212-6400 Larry Grooms | Contact
Stephen Goldfinch: 843 357-9301 Contact - Stephen Goldfinch
Chip Campsen: 843 886-8454 Contact - Chip Campsen For State Senate
Sean Bennett: 843 821-3352 Contact - Sean Bennett (bennettscsenate.com)
Brian Adams: 803-212-6056 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and demand that they remove the “no concealable weapons allowed’ signs from the entrance to Charleston County parks.
In July 2022, the Attorney General’s Office issued an opinion stating that these signs are unlawful because South Carolina law expressly prohibits local government from regulating firearms. See Op. S.C. Att’y. Gen., 2022 WL 3452222 (July 22, 2022).
I, along with many of your constituents, am deeply disturbed to see non-partisan organizations push radical gun-control agendas in violation of state law.