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An S.C. House panel advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry guns in bars and restaurants without a curfew and without restrictions on carrying into areas designated for serving alcohol.
The vote was 23-19, with two Republicans – Ray Cleary of Georgetown and Paul Campbell of Berkeley County – joining all of the Senate’s 17 Democrats present in voting for the expansion. Four senators, one Democrat and three Republicans, were absent.