View Amendment Current Amendment: 9 to Bill 3594

Reps. Bamberg and King propose the following amendment (LC-3594.CM0032H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

SECTION X. Chapter 31, Title 23 of the S.C. Code is amended by adding:

Section 23-31-260. The State encourages citizens wishing to carry a firearm to complete a firearm education course. A firearm education course includes, but is not limited to:

(1) information on the statutory and case law of this State relating to handguns and to the use of deadly force;

(2) information on handgun use and safety;

(3) information on the proper storage practice for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that reduces the possibility of accidental injury to a child;

(4) the actual firing of the handgun in the presence of the instructor, provided that a minimum of twenty-five rounds must be fired;

(5) properly securing a firearm in a holster;

(6) "cocked and locked" carrying of a firearm;

(7) how to respond to a person who attempts to take your firearm from your holster; and

(8) de-escalation techniques and strategies.