Some Lawmakers Want OK to Bring Guns into South Carolina Statehouse
Proposed bill would allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons into the Statehouse.
By Colleen Casselton
South Carolina lawmakers may soon be able to bring firearms onto the State House grounds and into other publicly owned buildings, including schools.
A bill that would allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons onto the Capitol grounds will be discussed in a House subcommittee on Thursday.
Currently lawmakers, and most other people cannot carry firearms anywhere on State House property, including the parking garage. Spartanburg State Rep. Keith Kelly wrote the bill last year after realizing twelve other categories of state employees can carry firearms into public buildings.