I am a conservative gun owner with a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). I am also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
With that said, I think it is dangerously unwise to allow people to carry a lethal weapon in public without being fully trained in what they can and cannot legally do with it. If anyone wants to carry a weapon in public, concealed or open carry, they should be required to take a class to demonstrate basic proficiency with the weapon. They should also be required to take at least an 8-hour course to make sure they understand all of the unique laws associated with the use of firearms and especially use of lethal force.
I suggest all House and Senate members in South Carolina should be required to take a CWP class. This would wake them up to the realities, risks and responsibilities of gun ownership and safety.
E. Mac McBride
Daniel Island Publishing
225 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492