Let’s Move Constitutional Carry in South Carolina!
I am happy to report that South Carolina State Senator Shane Martin, District 13, has introduced the South Carolina Constitutional Cary Act, (S. 109), an act that will no longer permit the State of South Carolina to blanketly criminalize the carrying of a handgun.
Currently, South Carolina law unconstitutionally infringes upon the fundamental right of residents and non-residents to keep and bear arms by declaring it unlawful for anyone to carry a handgun, whether openly or concealed, except in certain limited circumstances.
In response to this infringement, Senator Martin has introduced a bill that would change this law by declaring it to be lawful for anyone to carry a handgun, whether openly or concealed, except for those limited circumstances where a person is prohibited from carrying a handgun under the current permit statutes.
Though not a perfect bill, the passage of the South Carolina Constitutional Cary Act (S. 109) would restore, in many instances, the constitutionally-protected right of individuals to carry a handgun, as well as correct this upside-down mindset of the South Carolina government to blanketly criminalize a fundamental right.
And that’s why I need your help to ensure that we get as many co-sponsors as possible on Senator Martin’s South Carolina Constitutional Cary Act, (S. 109).