Kyle Rittenhouse Pushed for South Carolina to Pass Constitutional Carry
On June 13, 2023, Kyle Rittenhouse teamed up with National Association for Gun Rights and its state affiliate, Palmetto Gun Rights, in pushing South Carolina Republican elected officials and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster to sign Constitutional Carry into law.
South Carolina remains the only Republican-controlled state to not have passed Constitutional Carry. In effect, it has no legislation that upholds the right of every lawful citizen to carry a firearm, openly or concealed, on their without having to beg the government for permission.
“I know the importance of self-defense,” declared Kyle Rittenhouse. “That is why I’m calling on Governor Henry McMaster and the Republicans of South Carolina to pass Constitutional Carry and restore the right to self-defense in the Palmetto State.”
Palmetto Gun Rights Executive Director, Tommy Dimsdale, agreed with Rittenhouse’s push for continued pressure being placed on elected officials.
“This is no time to play politics in Columbia,” declared Dimsdale, “Law-abiding South Carolinians are fed up with weak-kneed Republicans playing political games with their constitutional rights. We fully expect South Carolina to stop falling behind and join the 27 other Constitutional Carry states immediately.”
South Carolina would have become the 28th Constitutional Carry state if the South Carolina legislature passed the legislation. According to Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners rankings, South Carolina is ranked in 23rd place, thereby showing that the state has work to do on gun rights.
If South Carolina wants to improve in these rankings, it must pass Constitutional Carry.