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Reaction at Waterfront Park to the NRA's concealed weapons proposal

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 At their national convention this week, the National Rifle Association announced that they want Congress to pass a national concealed weapons law. All 50 states now have a concealed weapons law, but states have varying requirements, and some states do not recognize CWPs from other states. The NRA wants a national law that allows citizens who have a CWP from one state to be able to travel with their guns to any other state.

We wanted to find out what people here in the lowcountry think about what the NRA is proposing.

We stopped by Waterfront Park downtown to talk to people who support and oppose the proposal.

Jerome Monroe says he is against it. "Can't keep the guns off the streets now, and now you're going to give them to people that's got permits and let them travel from state to state? No."

Tom Springer is also against it. He has concerns about concealed weapons in general, and says the NRA's proposal would only spread more potential danger. "A person gets drunk, or is angry at the world and a gun is available, and that's the first thing that they turn to."

Kenny Massey sees it differently. "I'm a certified NRA pistol instructor. I promote people getting concealed carry permits, actually teach classes to help people do so... I agree with that (proposal) 100%. The way it is now, a person with a concealed carry permit, if you want to travel you have to look up to see if certain states honor other states. I think with our second amendment rights, we should be able to carry a concealed weapon anywhere."

Springer says he believes the NRA has some good people in it, but he is concerned that they have one focus. "Keeping guns for themselves and no one is going to tell them that they can't have any gun they wish and carry it anywhere they wish."

At this point, this is just a proposal by the NRA. In order to actually become law the Republican House Democrat Senate would have to pass it and then The President would have to sign it into law. 

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