Proposed Bill Could Eliminate Need for Weapons Permits

7:32 PM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Carrying a gun in South Carolina could become easier.

Spartanburg County Senator Lee Bright has proposed a bill that would eliminate the need to get a concealed weapons permit in our state. The change would only apply if you are legally able to carry a gun.

If passed, he says people would no longer have to go through the fees and training or the waits associated with getting a permit.

Bright says it gets rid of the government infringement on someone's right to carry a gun.

"I think the right to self-defense is a fundamental right and people reserve the right to defend themselves. You have folks that don't take the time to go to a training course and don't wanna have to pay the government and anytime the government to put anytime of impediment that's infringement. We wanna remove that," he said.

Bright says the bill would still allow people to obtain a concealed weapons permit if they wanted to have one.

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