COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators have approved a bill allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns in the open.
The Senate voted 28-16 on Thursday on so-called open carry bill after about a dozen hours of debate over three days.
The proposal allows so-called open carry of guns for people who undergo training and background checks to carry guns hidden under a jacket or other clothing.
Senators made changes to the bill so it will head back to the House which passed it in March.
The changes include eliminating a $50 charge from the State Law Enforcement Division to get a permit.