awmakers passed a bill this week that recognizes Georgiaâ€™s CWP licenses in South Carolina. Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill Friday.
The bill allows Georgia gun owners with CWP licenses to be able to carry their concealed weapons across state lines without a South Carolina a license, under certain circumstances.
If approved in Georgia, the new bill would make the neighboring state the 22nd state on South Carolinaâ€™s reciprocity list.
Training requirements for the licenses vary in each state. In Georgia, only a background check is required without minimal training. While some say this is a victory for gun owners, others say theyâ€™re worried Georgia CWP carriers wonâ€™t have enough training.
â€œIt is just like, okay you satisfied South Carolina requirements to get a driver license. People in Georgia satisfy Georgia to get a driver license and they still drive in South Carolina,â€ said Jim Braziel, the General Manager at Sharp Shooters in Greenville. â€œSo one state should not dictate to the other that we wonâ€™t reciprocate with you unless you meet our training. So if it satisfies that state, then it should satisfy us.â€