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SC House approves open carrying of firearms with restrictionsCOLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolinians could soon openly carry a handgun with a permit under a proposal passed Wednesday by the state House. The House passed the legislation in a 82-33 vote, after attaching new requirements that outline where a trained gun owner could carry in the Palmetto State and blocking an attempt to expand the proposal even further by removing the permit requirement entirely. The proposal calls for allowing trained gun owners who hold a permit to carry their firearms out in the open but only in public and in busine…

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