South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is supporting a bill that would remove the permit and training requirements for carrying a concealed weapon.
The permit and training requirements would also be removed for anyone who wants to sling a weapon over their shoulder and carry it openly.
The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Lee Bright (R), who is mounting a primary challenge to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
“Criminals are dangerous, and I think that every resident should be allowed to protect themselves from criminals,” Haley said when The State asked her to respond to some lawmakers’ fears that eliminating those requirements could threaten the public.
Criminals may be dangerous, but people who have no idea how to safely handle or fire a gun waving a gun around are also dangerous.
The bill is shamelessly titled the “Constitutional Carry Act” even though gun fetishists toting their rifles to Wal-Mart without a permit are neither a militia or well-regulated.