Officials fear open carry gun law could impact Grand Strand’s image

A bill is currently moving through the Senate that would strengthen Second Amendment rights in the Palmetto State and allow for open carry without a permit, and some Grand Strand officials say if the measure is passed, the open carry of guns would not mix with the family friendly culture of the area.

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Local gun shop owner discusses carry laws in South Carolina

Robert Battista, 707 Gun Shop owner, is opposed to a law allowing anyone to buy and openly carry a weapon in South Carolina. Battista said on Friday, April 28, 2017, the current law requiring training for concealed weapons and the restrictions on purchasing weapons is sufficient. He said he is more concerned about local businesses denying entry for those with a concealed weapon when they have a permit.
Janet Blackmon Morgan jblackmon@thesunnews.com
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Local gun shop owner discusses carry laws in South Carolina

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