About Us

Founded in 2012, Palmetto Gun Rights (PGR) believes in 100% firearms liberty for individuals in the state of South Carolina. We will never trade away your rights for some half-baked compromise.

For far too long, establishment, access-based gun lobbying organizations here in South Carolina and across the country have sold out gun owners and liberty lovers for political expediency and personal gain.

Our goal is to change South Carolina laws to recognize our absolute right to self-defense. The United States Constitution recognizes that right through the language of the Second Amendment: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. The South Carolina Constitution also recognizes it with the same language.

We believe “shall not be infringed” means exactly that. Plain and simple... the government should not put barriers in the way of your ability to own and carry a gun. Our motto is, “Own it, Carry it, Anytime, Anywhere.”

PGR seeks to inform gun owners, voters, and liberty activists in South Carolina on their candidates’ positions on firearms issues.  The goal is to hold politicians accountable and achieve maximum liberty for an individual to defend himself, his family, and his property without having to ask government for permission to do so.

Palmetto Gun Rights is organized as a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots citizen organization made up of gun owners and lovers of liberty. We do not endorse, support, or oppose any candidate for political office.  We do not call for the election or defeat of any candidate for political office. 

By signing petitions, postcards, letters, sending emails, faxes, making phone calls, personally visiting your state legislators, and contributing, together, we can take back our individual liberty to defend ourselves from the government licensing system that exists today.

We invite all South Carolinans, and anyone else, who believes in freedom, liberty, and private property to join Palmetto Gun Rights.  Please join the “South Carolina Constitutional Carry” Revolution by contributing to the effort to take back our firearm liberty from the government of the state of South Carolina.

Denise Snelling, Chairman

Denise Snelling serves as the Chairman of Palmetto Gun Rights. Previously an Illinois resident, Denise moved to South Carolina in 1999. Since 2012, she has been the voice for over 60,000 PGR members at the State House, fighting to pass Constitutional Carry and stopping anti-gun legislation. Denise loves spending time with her children and 16 grandchildren. 


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Palmetto Gun Rights is the South Carolina affiliate of the National Association for Gun Rights, a non-profit organization under section 501(c)4 of the IRS code.
Donations are unlimited, but they are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.
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