SC Governor Nikki Haley Implies She Would Sign Constitutional Carry Bill During Pro Gun Bill Signing

February 11 2014
by GSL Staff
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This morning, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed South Carolina’s concealed carry reform bill.

The bill will allow South Carolina carry permit holders to carry firearms on their person into restaurants and other establishments that serve alcohol.

Haley delivered remarks prior to signing the bill to clarify the that it is still illegal to consume alcohol while carrying a firearm.

Also, following the event, Haley said that she would support gun carry without a permit (also known as Constitutional Carry) in South Carolina according to . Several other states already allow carry of firearms with a permit. There is currently a bill in the state Senate which would allow carry without a permit, but it is currently stuck in committee.

According to,

After the bill signing, the governor shared her position on another pending Senate bill that says it is a 2nd Amendment right to carry a firearm.

That bill would do away with permitting, fees and training requirements for carrying weapons.

“I think criminals are dangerous, and I think that every resident should be allowed to protect themselves from criminals,” Haley said.

South Carolina joins 44+ other states that allow permitted gun carriers to carry firearms into alcohol serving establishments. The law does allow business owners to prohibit concealed carry in their businesses.

The bill also removes the strict 8 hour requirement for required training for a carry permit, but the training is still required.

The bill will also recognize law enforcement and military training in lieu of classroom training.

A step in the right direction to reclaim the rights of South Carolina residents. Hopefully they can get some movement on the constitutional carry bill as well.

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