South Carolina: Open Carry & Free CWP Bill to Go Into Effect
On August 15th, House Bill 3094 goes into effect, 90 days after Governor Henry McMaster signed it into law on May 17th. It allows citizens who hold a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) to carry a handgun in the manner they choose, whether openly or concealed. In addition, it also eliminates the $50 application fee for a CWP. This improves access to the right-to-carry for all law-abiding citizens, regardless of economic means, and ensures that South Carolina is no longer like California and New York in not allowing open carry.
Article by NRA-ILA