COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina House panel has approved a bill that would require the state to accept concealed weapons permits issued in Georgia.
Georgia requires less training for a permit than South Carolina, and opponents of the bill say South Carolina shouldn't lower its standards for people from out-of-state.
But the bill passed the House Judiciary Committee 19-4 on Tuesday. Supporters of the proposal say it is up to Georgia to set whatever rules it thinks is best.
Georgia lawmakers will have to pass a similar bill to allow their state to accept South Carolina permits.
South Carolina and North Carolina already accept concealed weapons permits from each other.
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