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Sponsors: Senator Verdin
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Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Firearms; local regulation
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/11/2019 Senate Prefiled 12/11/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/14/2020 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 22) 1/14/2020 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 22)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-510 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LOCAL REGULATION OF THE OWNERSHIP, TRANSFER, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND RELATED PROVISIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT NO GOVERNING BODY OF ANY COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN THE STATE MAY ENACT OR PROMULGATE ANY REGULATION OR ORDINANCE THAT REGULATES OR ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE THE TRANSFER, OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION, CARRYING, TRANSPORTATION, MANUFACTURE, ASSEMBLY, STORAGE, WAREHOUSING, DISTRIBUTION, OR SALE OF FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, COMPONENTS OF FIREARMS, HOMEMADE FIREARMS CREATED OR ASSEMBLED WITHOUT A SERIAL NUMBER, OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE THINGS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 23-31-510 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 23-31-510. No governing body of any county, municipality, or other political subdivision in the State may enact or promulgate any regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate:
(1) the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying,
or transportation, manufacture, assembly, storage, warehousing, distribution, or sale of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, homemade firearms created or assembled without a serial number, or any combination of these things; or
(2) a landowner discharging a firearm on the landowner's property to protect the landowner's family, employees, the general public, or the landowner's property from animals that the landowner reasonably believes pose a direct threat or danger to the landowner's property, people on the landowner's property, or the general public. For purposes of this item, the landowner's property must be a parcel of land comprised of at least twenty-five contiguous acres. Any ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms that does not specifically provide for an exclusion pursuant to this item is unenforceable as it pertains to an incident described in this item; otherwise, the ordinance is enforceable."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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