From the Island Packet:

Senators have shot down a bill allowing people to carry guns in public in South Carolina without a permit.

The Senate Judiciary Committee refused Tuesday by a vote of 4-17 to advance the measure to the full Senate. It’s rare for legislators to defeat a bill outright.

Currently, only people who hold a concealed weapon permit can carry a gun in public, and the gun must remain concealed. Training is required.

Kinda’ surprising that the vote was that lopsided against, and that with Gov. Haley having indicated she would have signed the bill.