To: The South Carolina State House and The South Carolina State Senate

Oppose H. 3930 and S. 449 (permitless carry)

As a South Carolinian, I ask you to oppose H. 3930 and S. 449. These laws would make our state less safe.

Why is this important?

As a mother, I'm deeply concerned about gun violence in South Carolina.

By removing South Carolina's concealed weapon permit requirement, H. 3930 and S. 449 would eliminate some of South Carolina's most basic, commonsense public safety laws.

H. 3930 would dismantle South Carolina’s permitting system, making it one of the only states where it is legal to carry a concealed handgun in public without a permit. In addition to eliminating South Carolina's permit requirement for residents, the bill would allow people from out-of-state to carry a handgun in South Carolina without a permit and would also require that law enforcement automatically recognize permits from every other state.

We need sensible laws that will help keep our state safe from gun violence, not laws like these which would lower the bar for who can carry a handgun in public in South Carolina—to include people who have no training and people who are blind.

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