ACTION ALERT: Tell the SC Statehouse to Get Real on Guns

ACTION ALERT: Tell the SC Statehouse to Get Real on Gun Safety!

The State newspaper’s story “Will More Guns in More Places Make SC Safer?” (April 13th) should be a wake up call for South Carolinians.  While SC was recently ranked 6th in gun violence, the Statehouse is moving forward several bills to loosen gun regulations, goaded by vocal gun enthusiasts who believe as an article of faith that more guns is the answer.  Bills being considered in the Statehouse include an Open Carry bill (S 0115) that would allow gun-toting, open or concealed, without a permit, training or background check.  Another bill (S 308) would allow concealed weapons in establishments that serve alcohol.  This isn’t about the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to own a firearm, this is about utter disregard for public safety.  The Statehouse is considering these bills this week…

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Statehouse to Get Real on Gun Safety!

Email and call your Statehouse Representative and State Senator and tell them what you think:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/

MORE ABOUT THE BILLS & WHAT TO SAY: Click Read More

 

1. Open by introducing yourself: Ex, “I’m a veteran, gunowner, grandparent and life-long resident of Camden,  SC I am very disturbed by the epidemic of gun violence…”

 

2. Tell Them You Oppose:

S 0115 (Open Carry or “Constitution Carry” Bill) Would allow the open or concealed carrying of firearms without a permit, training or background check.  Tell them our current Concealed Weapons law is adequate for those who want to carry a firearm and this bill is reckless.

S 308 Concealed weapons in establishments that serve alcohol.  Likewise, dangerous and poorly thought out.

***SLED Chief Mark Keel opposes both these bills.*** do mention!

3. Tell Them You Support:

S 413/H 3560 This bill would require South Carolina to report the dangerously mentally ill to the NICS (National Instant Criminal background check System) to prevent them from acquiring firearms.  This bill has been drafted with the input of court and mental health professionals.

4. Tell them why you oppose and support ithese bills in your own words.

5. Write one email: use it for both your Statehouse Rep and your State Senators (with small changes)

Back up your email with a phone call!  Share this action alert with others: http://bit.ly/132yo17

 

This ACTION ALERT was written using Moms Demand Action-South Carolina’s chapters updates as a resource.

momsdemandaction.org
facebook.com/MomsDemandActionSC

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