03/08/2017 in: Politics
A bipartisan group of South Carolina senators filed two bills Wednesday to reform gun purchase background checks and penalties on prohibited people from buying guns.
Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, along with Republican Sens. Greg Gregory, of Lancaster, and Greg Hembree, of North Myrtle Beach, want background-check waiting periods extended from three days to five days while the state improves its reporting process to the federal government. The aim is to close the Charleston loophole in the system that let Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooter Dylann Roof purchase a gun.