Today, S.C. lawmakers will consider closing the “Charleston loophole.”
A Senate judiciary subcommittee will review S.159, which would mandate no gun sale can go forward until either the buyer passes a criminal background check or 28 days have expired.
The bill was introduced after Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people in a Charleston church with a gun he should not have been able to purchase because of his prior criminal history.
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Meanwhile, the House has moved to make it easier for gun owenrs to carry a weapon, eliminating the need to get a permit or conceal the weapon. That legislaation, S.449, will be in front of a separate Senate panel later on Tuesday.
▪ 9 a.m. House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 108
▪ 9 a.m. House Economic Development, Transportation and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 321
▪ 10 a.m. SC Legislative Black Caucus, Blatt Room 427
▪ 10 a.m. House Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee, Blatt Room 433
▪ 11 a.m. Senate Finance Committee, Gressette Room 105
▪ 11 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee, Gressette Room 308
▪ 11 a.m. House Minority Caucus, Blatt Room 305
▪ 11 a.m. Legislative Ethics Committee, Blatt Room 511
▪ (1½ hours after the House adjourns) House Ways and Means Legislative Subcommittee, Blatt Room 521
▪ 2:30 pm (or 1 1/2 hours upon adjournment of the House, whichever is later) House Judiciary Committee, Blatt Room 516
▪ 4:30 p.m. Progressive Legislative Caucus, Blatt Room 305
Who’s Schmoozing Who?
▪ (Upon recess of the House) Legislative Luncheon: South Carolina Tire Manufacturers Council (Members Only), State House Grounds