South Carolina House passes gun rights bill allowing open carry without permit

The South Carolina House of Representatives has approved a so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill that would let state residents carry guns openly without a permit. Lawmakers voted 69-47 in favor of the bill Wednesday. Several weeks ago, lawmakers approved a bill that would let anyone with a concealed weapons permit carry openly. The “Constitutional Carry” bill goes further: It would not require any permits or institute any of the training requirements mandated in the open carry bill.