Columbia, SC — It was with disbelief that I read Cindi Scoppe’s column, “Armed, untrained and cruising the bars.” First came her hand-wringing predictions of the violence and mayhem that she believes will follow the passage of S.308.
This reminded me of the anti-concealed weapons editorials that were printed in The State when the original measure was being considered by the Legislature many years ago. At that time, The State made hysterical predictions about how the law would return our state to The Wild West and that there would be shootouts in the street. This has not happened, even though more than 100,000 permits have since been issued.
The column demonstrates how little has changed at The State in the past 15 years. The State just keeps on telling the people of South Carolina things they don’t want to hear.