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At a Glance

South Carolina

South Carolina has weak gun laws—missing the vast majority of the 50 key policies—and suffers one of the highest rates of gun homicides in the nation. Despite lending the name of its largest city to the gap in federal law that allows gun sales to go through while a background check is still underway, South Carolina has still not closed the Charleston Loophole that armed the mass shooter who attacked worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in 2015.

1044 In an average year, 1044 people die by guns in South Carolina. More at EveryStat.
#28 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Same as last year). See why.

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TODAY: Nearly 200 South Carolina Lawmakers, Moms Demand Action Volunteers, and Gun Violence Survivors Gathered at the South Carolina State House for Advocacy Day to Demand the Passage of Common Sense Gun Reform During the 2024 Legislative Session

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