Great, thank you for the info. I'm sure my kids are wondering why I won't take them to school anymore. Now I can! Nothing back in the works on the restaurant side though?
This bill has been ratified in the House and Senate. I believe we have to wait until Tuesday to see if the governor decides to veto. Anybody hear differently? I sure hope this passes. Maybe then people will allow CWP in restaurants that serve alcohol... I can't go into Moe's with my weapon.
Sorry, I guess my statement came out wrong. What I meant was, now that the school grounds bill passed, maybe they'll lighten up and let the restaurant carry be allowed the next time it comes up. Thanks for clarifying though.
You may be correct. I certainly hope so. There were some eyes opened during debate but we still have a few idiots in the legislature.
It is my understanding that in SC, anyone without a CWP can still carry a loaded handgun in the glovebox or console of their vehicle. Will this bill change anything for them? Or for that matter, is the current law not allowing guns on school property only applicable to CWP holders?
This bill has been signed by the Gov. and is now law. If you have a CWP you can have your weapon on the school grounds as long as you keep it in the glove box, console or in a case in the luggage compartment.
This not only covers handguns but rifles and shotguns. For instance you can drop off your children with your shotgun in the rear of your truck as long as it is in a case. This is a good excuse for hunters that never really plan to carry a pistol to get their CWP.
It does cover some other weapons but it is a step in the right direction, although a small step.
2009-2010 Bill 593: Weapons - South Carolina Legislature Online
I'm assuming because this amendment calls Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23 (Concealed Weapons) which includes section 23-31-235 (sign requirements) that any school or private college (I have one in mind that I visit quite often) would be required to post a legal "NO CONCEALABLE WEAPONS ALLOWED" sign at all their entrances if they wish to continue banning all firearms? And that if said private college had a sign simply stating "firearms prohibited on campus" that would not legally stop a CWP holder from coming on-campus with a gun in the glove box?