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Ammended CCW Bill Awaits SC Governor's Signature

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by v65magnafan, Jun 7, 2008.


  1. v65magnafan

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    The text of the amended bill is below. SC will recognize the permits of those states which require a bkgnd check and a course. SLED will publish a list of recip states. Last step--the governor must sign the bill.

    I hope that I will be able to use my Ut. and/or NH permits in SC when I'm there in early August. Utah both requires training and gives a background check. NH requires a background check. ​

    Does anyone reading this know when the governor will sign the bill and when SLED is likely to publish a list?​






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    TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VALID OUT-OF-STATE PERMITS TO CARRY CONCEALABLE WEAPONS HELD BY A RESIDENT OF ANOTHER STATE MUST BE HONORED BY THIS STATE AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT THIS STATE WILL ONLY HONOR OUT-OF-STATE PERMITS ISSUED BY A STATE WITH WHICH SOUTH CAROLINA HAS RECIPROCITY.
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
    SECTION 1. Section 23-31-215(N) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 347 of 2006, is further amended to read:
    "(N) Valid out-of-state permits to carry concealable weapons held by a resident of a reciprocal state must be honored by this State, provided, that the reciprocal state requires an applicant to successfully pass a criminal background check and a course in firearm training and safety. A resident of a reciprocal state carrying a concealable weapon in South Carolina is subject to and must abide by the laws of South Carolina regarding concealable weapons. SLED <STRIKE>shall make a determination as to those states which have permit issuance standards equal to or greater than the standards contained in this article and</STRIKE> shall maintain and publish a list of those states as the states with which South Carolina has reciprocity." SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
     
  2. beavis1957

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    GO GAMECOCKS!

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    I'm not sure when it is to be signed, but let me tell you...this things been a long time coming.

    They've been trying to get it through since at least 2005. That's when I started tracking it.

    The hold-up originally was the fact that the bill was going to recognize CWP's from every state, regardless of training requirements.

    Some legislators got all pissy because folks from Georgia that don't have to go through training would get to carry in SC. Too bad they don't recognize the fact that Georgia doesn't have any problems with those "untrained" folks carrying over there.

    Either way, I'm ecstatic to get this thing passed, as SLED has been a real ***** when it comes to approving other states, and this takes it out of their hands.

    I want me some Florida carry!
     

  3. hpj3

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    Unfortunately, the version that passed was the Jake Knotts one that makes things even worse... we're waiting to see what direction SLED takes, but don't get your hopes up - they will continue to be a major obstacle

    Howard
     
  4. beavis1957

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    GO GAMECOCKS!

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    Well, looking at it, SLED only gets to maintain and publish the list, NOT decide what states qualify.

    If I understand correctly, that will now be up to the AG of both states.

    Florida definitely qualifies for reciprocity now.

    My understanding is that's the only thing this bill did, was take it out of SLED's hands, and that is a big step in the right direction, IMO. I have seen Grassroot's arguments, but I'm not sure if I agree that this is not a good bill.....it's just not the home run we were all looking for.

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  5. v65magnafan

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    Any news?