Although most of the people who spoke at the Hartsville hearing on the state’s gun laws supported leaving them as they are, there were voices that represented the 80 percent of South Carolinians that support closing the Charleston loophole. That would require comprehensive background checks on all handgun sales.
The rate of gun violence in South Carolina is among the highest in the country, and we can change that.
The Charleston shooter was able to purchase his gun because officials didn’t find his record before the three-day window closed. A technical glitch cost nine families the lives of their loved ones.
As a member of Columbia’s local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, I believe we can do better by demanding that our legislators make all citizens safer, by closing the Charleston loophole.