Jun
09
South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill Delayed Until Next Legislative Session

This week, the South Carolina Legislature took several actions regarding Senate Bill 308, the Restaurant Carry bill introduced by state Senator Sean Bennett (R-38).  On Wednesday, after making several significant improvements, the state House passed S 308 and this bill was then returned to the state Senate for a concurrence vote.  Unfortunately, time was running out on the legislative session and this bill became bogged down with delaying tactics designed to kill it for the year.  At 5 p.m. on Thursday, the South Carolina Legislature adjourned for the year before the state Senate could act on the amended version of S 308
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May
29
South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill Passes House Committee, Goes to House Floor for Vote

Yesterday, a critical self-defense bill, Senate Bill 308, passed in the House Judiciary Committee.  S. 308, introduced by state Senator Sean Bennett (R-38), would remove the prohibition on a Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) holder carrying a concealed firearm into a restaurant licensed to serve alcohol.
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May
20
South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill to be Considered this Wednesday

This Wednesday, Senate Bill 308, restaurant carry legislation, will be considered by the General Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.  As previously reported, S 308 was recently amended to ensure its passage in the South Carolina Senate on April 23.  This arbitrary amendment weakened S 308 by limiting the hours a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holder may lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol.  It also does not allow CWP holders to sit in the bar area of a restaurant, if it has one.
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