What does Sheriff Chuck Wright say about Restaurant Carry?

Daniel J. Gross reporting at SHJ:

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said he doesn’t foresee the bill sparking much change.

“Bad guys don’t seem to care what the rules are,” he said.

He said he believes if gun owners are able to pass a background check and able to obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit, they already have proven they are law-abiding citizens who follow the rules and stay out of trouble.

Obtaining a CWP indicates they are responsible and should be able to carry their firearm with them, he said.

“Certainly, the owner of the shop has rights. … But you have to respect people’s rights. If laws say that you can go through a background check and do it the right way and you’re responsible enough to get your permit, you should be able to carry your weapon.”

Wright also said the sheriff’s office’s duty is to enforce the law as they see it and follow procedures of whatever law is set forth.

Click the link above to see what other Upstate Sheriffs think.

January 19, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Uncategorized

8 Responses

  1. Don - January 19, 2014

    Why should I have to get a permit to exercise a right?

    Someone please tell me where I should go to get my permit to speak, write or protest?

  2. Karen Martin - January 19, 2014

    This is the protestation of the ‘blah blah blah’

    You do need a permit to protest in public if you want to host a formal protest in most municipalities.

    You can write all you want, but unless you conform to the guidelines of your local paper, you will not get published and thus, you will have zero impact since you will have zero readers.

    The protest of the ‘blah blah blah’ is my term for complaining without actions. If someone has a committed intention to change a law, such as the law requiring a CWP in order to carry … Run for office! Or identify a candidate and raise money and support that candidate who will revoke laws you think are burdensome or outdated or ineffective.

    I intend to point out in 2014 comments that are complaints without solutions. Bring your solutions in the form of actions! Plans! Candidates! Attendance at legislative sessions in Columbia! Speaking at the public comments section at county council meetings!

    You are all warned :)

  3. Bill Rentiers - January 19, 2014

    Don: You should not need a permit to exercise ANYTHING that is a right. Our rights come from our Creator, not from our government. I need to permit to stand on a street corner and hold up a sign in protest, nor will I allow any city to require it of me. I need no permit to attend the church of my choice, nor will I give up that right to any level of government. Our parents screwed-up by not marching on the SC Statehouse with pitchforks & torches when these unconstitutional & draconian gun restrictions were passed, so now we have to fight long & hard to have them repealed. Do as I do. Keep a diligent watch on what our state lawmakers are doing and speak up when they are screwing us (again). Attend the hearings on these idiotic bills that violate our rights and let them know you see what they are trying to pull. Tell everyone else too. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the county council & school board too. Those are too often filled with tyrants stealing your money for nonsense.

  4. Patrick Donlon - January 19, 2014

    There can be no solution to problems unless the problem is first identified. Don was making a point that it his opinion a person should not be required to get a permit to carry a gun and yes, he offered no solution to the problem he perceives. However, by bringing the problem to the attention of as many people as possible, he has begun the process of working toward a solution. Don cannot change the world by himself, but by eliciting ideas of others and through activating their interest, he can bring about change.

  5. Don - January 19, 2014

    The candidate IS Lee Bright and he sponsored the “Constitutional Carry” law that was shelved last year by gutless Republicans.

    The “most municipalities” you refer to are in contravention to our Constitution. Protest in public places is at the heart of the 1st Amendment.

  6. Voice from ...The Resistance - January 19, 2014

    If a law in effect punishes the society as a whole it
    has taken the liberty of all while the minority,
    the criminals ignore the law for after all they are criminals.

    We have to many,to many of those laws that have come from
    county council, the state assembly, and the congress.
    Are the people, the whole of society to be continually
    confined to a smaller and smaller cage by government?
    The innocent to be punished by government?

    Where is the great principle we were founded on
    of individual rights,
    limited government,
    and all men are created equal,
    all mankind
    being praciticed in this nation?
    In this state?
    In this county?

    I can think of no place that qualifies.

  7. Don - January 20, 2014

    Karen Martin – January 19, 2014

    “This is the protestation of the ‘blah blah blah’”

    This comment is beneath you.

    How do you know what I’m doing to help the conservative cause?

    You are doing the same thing Boehner did in publicly criticizing Tea Party conservatives. Reagan knew enough to follow the 11th commandment – don’t attack (belittle) your fellow travelers.

  8. David Martin - January 20, 2014

    Does this mean we should be allowed to open carry on airlines like Archie Bunker proposed on TV back in 1972?

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