68% of the murders in the state are done with a gun.
So, being the smart southern folks they are, South Carolina wants to continue to loosen gun restrictions and call it an "anti-crime" measure.
“It puts criminals on the defense,” said state Rep. Thad Viers, R-Horry, a co-sponsor of the bill and the owner of about 25 firearms and a concealed weapons permit. “Criminals don’t know if you’re carrying or not.”
First some recent history of gunlaw in the sate:
2006 - passed legislation that says gun laws can't be voided during a state of emergency
2008 - passed legislation allowing people to keep guns in their vehicle when parked on State House grounds
2008 - passed legislation concealing from the public the list of the 1 in 50 South Carolinians with concealed weapons permits
2009 - passed legislation allowing folks to keep guns in their cars while droppoing off their kids at school
Now: state Rep. Thad Viers (Republican) has co-sponsored a bill that would let gun owners bring their weapons into restaurants, day-care centers and churches.
After all, if god didn't want us to have guns in churches, he wouldn't have created Thad Viers.