Concealed gun carrying no longer prohibited in S.C. bars

Governor Nikki Haley has signed legislation that removes state limits barring concealed weapons permit holders from possessing guns in bars.

"In an effort to preserve South Carolinians' 2nd Amendment rights, the bill allows for gun owners with a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) to carry firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol, while also allowing an owner to ban individuals from carrying firearms in their establishment," a release stated. "South Carolina is the 46th state to allow some form of legal carrying rights in these types of establishments."

While the legislation now allows for regulated carrying of weapons in bars by those not drinking, it is up to proprietors to decide if they will allow it in their establishments.

You can check out the text of the Concealed Carry Reform Bill here.

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