GUN Bill would allow guns to be carried in schools (South Carolina)

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  1. marstaton4

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    A bill being considered at the Statehouse in Columbia would allow anyone with a concealable weapons permit to carry a concealed weapon while on the property of any public school — from elementary schools to universities.
    Rep. Kris Crawford, R-Florence, is one of the bill’s sponsors, along with Reps. Denny Neilson of Darlington, Philip Lowe of Florence, Liston Barfield and Billy Witherspoon of Conway, Alan Clemmons of Myrtle Beach and Nelson Hardwick of Surfside Beach.
    Crawford said the bill was drafted for several reasons, including in response to the Virginia Tech shootings last week.
    According to the State Law Enforcement Division’s Web site, residents who wish to obtain a concealable weapons permit must be at least 21 years old and “not prohibited by state law from possessing the weapon.” Applicants must also, among other requirements, complete a special training course and pass a background check. Their fingerprints also are screened by law enforcement officers.
    Jamie Norman, whose family owns Norman’s Guns and Sporting Goods in Florence County, holds a concealable weapons permit. He said he thinks the bill would be a good idea.
    “That’s in our constitutional right to bear arms, and I feel like if they got a concealed weapons permit, they ought to be able to tote one,” Norman said Wednesday afternoon.
    Sarah Richey of Florence said she thinks the bill is a bad idea. Richey has three children in public schools and said she often worries about their safety.
    Richey said she doesn’t think the bill is the answer, though, to better school security.
    “I don’t agree with that unless they’re law enforcement and are actually on duty,” she said. “I don’t think there’s any reason why they should carry a weapon into any school.”
    Under current state law, there are restrictions on where permit holders can carry concealed weapons. Law enforcement facilities, courtrooms and daycare facilities are among those restricted locations.
    The bill is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee.
     
  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I don't understand the people that say it shouldn't happen. I've never once heard a good reason as to why concealed weapons permits should be restricted from applying to school grounds, it's always, "I don't want some person getting in an argument and shooting somoeone."

    Apparently the fact that people bring guns into schools to hurt others doesn't qualify as a reason to have a gun in school.
     
  3. 90free400e

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    god damn i hope this passes. Clemson has a no weapons policy - even after we had a girl get killed here over the summer because some nutjob construction worker followed her to her apartment. Not to mention, whenever someone gets robbed on campus, the campus police send out an email advising students to

    Safety On and Off Campus:
    -- Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace.
    -- Be alert to your surroundings.
    -- Stick to well-lighted, populated areas.
    -- Never work or study alone in an office or classroom on campus at
    night -- use the buddy system.
    -- Call CUPD for escort service on campus.
    -- Walk in groups to class and to and from parking lots.
    -- If you feel you are in danger, attract attention anyway you can --
    don't be reluctant to scream and run.
    -- Never get into a stranger's vehicle.
    -- Use the 15 blue light phones located around campus for a direct
    connection to CUPD.
     
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    Amen, now I would love to see a bill like this introduce in florida.
     
  5. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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  6. Small Block LSX

    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    So off duty law enforcement officers are a risk? She doesn't think an armed and trained individual could potentially stop a threat from a madman going into a school?
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    tennessee is on its way to repealing the law saying we cant carry on property owned by city, state or govertnment. i wish they'd pass a college carry law allowing us to carry too
     
  8. ElCidKid

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    lets hope this bill passes.
     
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    How about, "It is illegal to shoot someone for no reason."

    /firearms laws
     
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    As do I, I'm going to be living in Knoxville and my girlfriend goes to UT. It would be nice to not have to disarm everytime I went there.

    I'd really like to see a resteraunt carry law in TN, but that's a whole nother topic.
     
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    Best gun law ever :bowdown:
     
  12. Thunderbear

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    Safety On and Off Campus:
    -- Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace.
    -- Be alert to your surroundings.
    -- Stick to whereever the fuck you feel like walking.
    -- Work or study alone in an office or classroom on campus at
    night, because walking with a buddy for safety is fucking gay.
    -- Call CUPD for locations of the best donut shops around campus.
    -- Walk to and from parking lots.
    -- If you feel you are in danger, fucking attack. Reaction always loses to action.
    -- Never get into a stranger's vehicle, unless he has candy.
    -- Use the 15 blue light phones located around campus for a direct
    connection to a dispatcher, who has to call it in to the nearest officer 15 miles away. Just report the location of the body and sprinkle some crack on it to be safe.

    :wavey:
     
  13. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    doesnt that mean you cant carry while walking down a sidewalk? or damn near anywhere else that is public?
     
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    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    :rofl: winnar!
     

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