COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Senate panel has passed a bill that would allow people to carry
guns in public in South Carolina without a concealed weapons permit.
of the open carry bill said Wednesday it still needs some more work to
make sure there aren't any loopholes. They plan to tweak the bill when
it goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month.
anyone who wants to carry a gun in public has to have a permit and keep
it concealed. It takes at least eight hours of training to get
permission to carry a concealed weapon.
hearing on the bill was packed with gun supporters. Many of them said a
concealed weapon permit is an extra unnecessary step when the
constitution allows people to have guns.
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