SC bill allowing guns in bars, restaurants heads to House floor for debate

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second AmendmentA bill that would allow South Carolinians with permits to carry concealed weapons to take their guns into restaurants and bars advanced in the House on Tuesday with the support of Democrats – increasing the bill’s chance of passing this year.

The House Judiciary Committee voted 19-1 to send the bill to the House floor to debate. Among those voting for the bill were seven Democrats. Republicans control the S.C. House. However, Democratic opposition could have made the bill difficult to pass this year and could do so yet, in the state Senate.

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