• Proposed legislation would strengthen background checks for mentally ill Sen. Greg Gregory (R-16) is among the trio of state legislators taking aim at a measure that requires South Carolina to comply with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database to ensure proper background checks on the mentally ill before they can buy guns.… [Continue Reading]

    Gregory co-sponsors gun bill
  • Senators Chip Campsen (R-Charleston), Greg Gregory (R-Lancaster), John Courson (R-Richland) and others today filed a bill that will require South Carolina to comply with the NICS database for background checks for the mentally ill with gun purchases. The bill, S.413, would require judges to submit to SLED the names of people adjudicated to be mentally… [Continue Reading]

    Senators seek to keep guns away from mentally ill
  • So far this session of the SC General Assembly has been productive. I’m pleased with the progress that has been made on several fronts, including improving the structure of state government. Listed below are some issues both large and small that we have been addressing. Crush & Run – If you own an old car… [Continue Reading]

    Spring Newsletter: DOA, DUI and Hog Calling
  • The Senate finished March by passing a number of important bills. First, the Senate Republican Caucus passed a bill that will pave the way for charter school expansion in South Carolina. Charter schools are an important part of the educational system in South Carolina, giving educators the flexibility to create schools that best fit the… [Continue Reading]

    Legislative Update
  • This week marked a historic one in the state Senate, as Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell relinquished his position, and his Senate seat, to assume the office of Lieutenant Governor. People often assume that the Lieutenant Governor’s office is one with authority second only to the governor, but nothing could be further from the… [Continue Reading]

    A historic week in the Senate

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