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How South Carolina Gun Laws Differ from Neighboring States

Every state in the South, including South Carolina, has established tolerant gun control laws compared with more liberal regions of the United States, particularly the Northeast, Midwest, and Northwest. South Carolina gun laws make it a “shall-issue” concealed carry permit state. Permits are not required to buy handguns, rifles, or shotguns in the state. South Carolina also[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | March 31st, 2015 | CC News

“Made in N.C.”: Senators introduce a raft of gun legislation

North Carolina Senators filed 194 bills Thursday. In case you missed it, four of these Republican-sponsored bills would expand access to firearms and limit regulations on handguns. S624, sponsored by Sen. Stan Bingham, would allow “certain types” of employees and volunteers to carry concealed firearms, tear gas or stun guns on private school property. A person with[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | March 31st, 2015 | CC News
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UNC paper: concealed carry could ‘reinforce rape culture’

The editorial board for UNC’s student newspaper declared that firearms would not combat sexual assault; rather, they would reinforce it. The board said that efforts to reduce sexual assault should focus on “preventative programs that challenge rigid gender roles” as well as healthy relationships and intervention trainings. Allowing concealed carry on campus will only perpetuate rape culture,[…]

Read More By CCA of NC | March 27th, 2015 | CC News
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Bill would require S.C. to recognize Ga. weapon permits

Two bills making their way through the legislature – including one filed by an Aiken County representative – would allow concealed weapons permit holders from states with lower educational and safety requirements to carry their weapons in South Carolina. Rep. Bill Hixon, R-North Augusta, on March 5 filed H. 3799, which would require South Carolina to recognize concealed[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | March 23rd, 2015 | CC News

THE BUZZ: Allowing more concealed weapons from other states in SC?

The S.C. House soon will decide whether it wants to recognize concealed-weapons permits from all other states in South Carolina. A bill, proposed by state Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Horry, would allow an out-of-state visitor with a concealed-weapons permit issued in their home state to carry a concealed weapon in South Carolina. In return, the proposal would open[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | March 23rd, 2015 | CC News
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Public Safety Officials: NC Prison Officers Are Getting More Threats From Prison Gangs

Corrections officers from North Carolina prisons could carry concealed firearms while off duty without a permit under a legislative proposal that seeks to help them protect themselves from a growing number of threats from prison gangs. The state’s roughly 12,000 corrections officers would be exempt from the North Carolina’s conceal-carry law, according to a bill approved by[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | March 12th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Proposed South Carolina law would recognize Georgia’s concealed carry permits

Opponents argue Georgia’s weaker laws could allow convicted criminals to carry concealed weapons across the state line. COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Against the wishes of law enforcement officials, South Carolina lawmakers advanced a bill his week that would allow concealed-weapon permit holders from Georgia and other states with lower safety standards to come into the state and enjoy[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | March 10th, 2015 | CC News
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Idaho Republicans outline concealed gun rewrite proposal

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Republican lawmakers working on gun legislation say they are working on a comprehensive bill seeking to rewrite most of the state’s concealed gun laws. Legislators announced the new plan Friday at the same time declaring that the so-called “constitutional carry” bill is dead, calling it a poorly written piece of legislation. House Speaker[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | March 10th, 2015 | CC News