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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the South Carolina legislature adjourned a two year session without passing any of the extreme gun bills backed by the gun lobby. These dangerous bills would have threatened the public’s safety by weakening standards around who can carry hidden, loaded guns in public and allowing guns in sensitive areas:
The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America successfully pressured lawmakers to reject these dangerous bills by:
STATEMENT FROM JACKIE SHELLEY, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“We are grateful that our lawmakers listened to concerned South Carolinians and put the public’s safety first by once again rejecting these dangerous gun bills. These bills would have put our communities at risk. Next session we hope to work with our legislators on common-sense gun safety legislation that will help keep us all safer.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs