Wade Spees/StaffExpect to see more signs like this one at Charleston County Library's main branch on Calhoun Street showing up at bars and restaurants if the governor signs the legislation allowing people with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns inside. The law prohibits people from consuming alcohol in those circumstances.
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's House of Representatives easily passed a bill Thursday that allows those with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns into restaurants and bars that serve alcohol.
The 90-18 vote comes amid some backlash in Charleston, as many owners and managers are finding out about the new law. Under the law, those carrying guns cannot consume alcohol, and restaurants may post a sign that says those carrying are not welcome.
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