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Glockrunner
03-01-2010, 20:18
*** GrassRoots Action Alert - H. 4112 ***
March 1, 2010

It will come as no surprise to gun owners that some politicians think they should be able to enjoy certain privileges that the rest of us mere citizens should not get.

Well, those same politicians are at it again here in South Carolina!

H. 4112 would let politicians in the SC General Assembly (and certain other public officials) who possess a concealed weapon permit (CWP) carry a self-defense firearm virtually anywhere in the state. But will this bill allow YOU same freedom? NO!


Why should politicians have privileges greater than the rest of us mere mortals? H. 4112 is an example of how politicians seem to forget the fact that they are public servants, not our masters.


GrassRoots GunRights strongly opposes H. 4112 as currently drafted. GrassRoots still believes the words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”


Evidently, some SC politicians do not think SC citizens should be treated as their equals.


H. 4112 will be discussed at a meeting of the House Judiciary General Laws Subcommittee on Wednesday morning. H. 4112 needs to either be amended to provide the same carry privileges for ALL CWP holders. Otherwise, H. 4112 needs to die.


ACTION STEPS:


1) Call each member of the House General Laws Subcommittee and tell them the following:


“I strongly urge you to Vote NO on H. 4112! No special privileges for politicians! If it's good enough for YOU, it's good enough for ME. GrassRoots GunRights speaks for me!”

2) Email each member of House General Laws Subcommittee with the same message”


“Dear Representative (INSERT NAME):

I strongly urge you to Vote NO on H. 4112! No special privileges for politicians! If it's good enough for YOU, it's good enough for ME. GrassRoots GunRights speaks for me!

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME)
(YOUR TOWN)”


Members of the SC House General Laws Subcommittee:

Rep.Bruce Bannister
(803) 734-3009
BannisterB@schouse.org

Rep. Dan Hamilton
(803) 212-6795
DanHamilton@schouse.org

Rep. George Hearn
(803) 212-6796
GeorgeHearn@schouse.org

Rep. Leon Stavrinakis
(803) 734-3039
StavL@schouse.org

Rep.David Weeks
(803) 734-3102
JDW@schhouse.org

If you are unable to reach any of these Representatives at their individual office numbers listed above, call the House Judiciary Committee (803)734-3120 and ask to be transferred.

Thank you for taking immediate action on this very important gun rights issue!

Bill Rentiers
Executive Officer
GrassRoots GunRights of SC


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Glock operative
03-01-2010, 22:03
On it.

Chucktown Mako
03-03-2010, 07:04
I thought they were already able to carry in these circumstances. It appears they are only changing 'any other' to 'another'. Ultimately, this allows them to carry (while performing official duties) on State property, mainly Judges in their courtrooms. I agree, they should be allowed to carry, along with us as well. What we should be arguing is allowing us to carry on State property, like the blocks around the State building in Columbia...

QUOTE:

SECTION 1. Section 23-31-240 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 23-31-240. Notwithstanding <strike>any other</strike> another provision contained in this article, the following persons who possess a valid permit pursuant to this article may carry a concealable weapon anywhere within this State, when carrying out the duties of their office:
( 1) active members of the General Assembly;
<strike>(1)</strike>( 2) active Supreme Court justices;
<strike>(2)</strike>( 3) active judges of the court of appeals;
<strike>(3)</strike>( 4) active circuit court judges;
<strike>(4)</strike>( 5) active family court judges;
<strike>(5)</strike>( 6) active masters-in-equity;
<strike>(6)</strike>( 7) active probate court judges;
<strike>(7)</strike>( 8) active magistrates;
<strike>(8)</strike>( 9) active municipal court judges;
<strike>(9)</strike>(10) active federal judges;
<strike>(10)</strike>(11) active administrative law judges;
<strike>(11)</strike>(12) active solicitors and assistant solicitors; <strike>and</strike>
<strike>(12)</strike>(13) active public defenders and assistant public defenders;
(14) active workers' compensation commissioners; and
(15) active clerks of court and deputy clerks of court."