Today, the South Carolina House concurred with the Senate version of House Bill 4494, sending this legislation to Governor Nikki Haley (R) for her expected signature. If enacted into law, H 4494 would benefit South Carolina residents in a number of important ways, including repeal of current state law requiring Federal Firearms License holders to be licensed with the state in order to sell handguns, elimination of the prohibition on selling certain handguns that do not meet the arbitrary 800 degree melting-point standard and conformity with federal law allowing sale of long guns in non-contiguous states. Enactment of this NRA- backed legislation will mark a significant advance for gun owners in South Carolina.

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