MYRTLE BEACH — Conway resident Rick Rosado doesnt want to see legislation take away his right to carry a gun.
Theres 2,000 laws already on the books now, why dont they enforce them, he said. The bad guys, laws dont mean nothing to them. Theyre going to get their guns either way, so should the citizen be unarmed. Thats stupid.
The Rosado spent Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Gun and Knife Show where he purchased ammunition. He said he had been to 11 stores recently trying to purchase ammunition, but the shelves were empty. The show continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Janet Spencer, current chair of the Carolina Patriots, was at the gun show with pocket constitutions and information on proposed legislation including the Constitutional Carry Act proposed in the S.C. Senate that would allow guns to be carried without concealed weapons permits.
She didnt take a side on the legislation, since the Carolina Patriots are a non-partisan group. I think overall weve got too much power in the federal government, she said. We need to leave a lot of it at the state [level].
Rosado also said teachers should have the option to carry guns if properly permitted and trained.
Spencer didnt say whether she thought teachers should be armed, but said school resource officers should.
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