Moms Demand Action, a gun safety advocacy group, is contesting a bill in South Carolina’s Statehouse, Senate Bill 109, which proposes significant changes to gun laws. The bill aims to lower the minimum age for handgun carry to 18 and eliminate the need for training, concealed weapons permits, and background checks to carry.
This has prompted concerns among gun safety advocates, including Dorothy Duncan, who argues that such legislation would be more harmful than beneficial. She shared her young grandson’s negative reaction to the bill, highlighting the impact on children who already undergo active shooter drills.
It should be noted that purchases from federally licensed gun dealers would still require background checks.
The bill has already cleared the House and is awaiting a vote in the Senate.
Also known as Constitutional Carry, if passed, South Carolina would join 28 additional states that already have this implemented.
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