GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) — A subcommittee of five South Carolina senators will hold a public hearing on Thursday.
The forum, at Greenville County Square, is about gun issues.
There’s no set agenda, but organizers say people who attend will be called up to speak one at a time.
Local leaders expect to hear from a variety of residents with varying beliefs about 2nd amendment rights, background checks, waiting periods, and gun lock enforcement.
“People who claim that stricter gun laws are what we need and that it would make us safer — I think that argument is debunked clearly by evidence,” said Greenville Tea Party member, Ron Tamaccio.
Rev. J.M. Flemming, President of Greenville NAACP branch, disagrees.
“I think it could be a little stricter,” Flemming said. “Our legislators need to know where we’re at.”
The public hearing will be held from 6-8 in Greenville County Council Chambers (301 University Ridge).
Greenville is holding the first of four gun issue forums.
Others will be held in Charleston, Hartsville, and Columbia in October.