Rep. Rita Allison Voted Against Your Gun Rights

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

As ardent supporters of the Second Amendment, you and I know that these rights are absolutely critical to a free society.

With the primary season heating up here in South Carolina, virtually all politicians are claiming they support the Second Amendment.

Yet once safely elected into office, many politicians in BOTH parties vote to restrict your freedoms in a “common sense” way.

Just look at Florida, where 67 NRA “A-rated” Republicans voted for a massive gun control package in 2018.

In South Carolina, establishment Republican legislators in Columbia continue to stonewall Constitutional Carry despite the overwhelming popularity of this vital pro-gun legislation.

That’s why it’s so crucial for South Carolinians to know where their politicians stand on the Second Amendment BEFORE they get into office!

To find out where your candidates stand, I sent them the official Palmetto Gun Rights Candidate Survey –- to get them on the record in support of your right to keep and bear arms.

And I’ve got bad news and good news for you in State House District 36.

The bad news is incumbent State Rep. Rita Allison returned her Palmetto Gun Rights Candidate Survey with anti-gun answers.

This comes as no surprise as Allison has an abysmal record of standing up for your gun rights in the South Carolina State House.

Curiously, Rep. Allison pledged to support Constitutional Carry on her 2022 Palmetto Gun Rights Candidate Survey.

This conflicts with her very recent votes to KILL this pro-gun legislation in 2021.

Since 2017, Rita Allison has voted to kill pro-gun Constitutional Carry legislation THREE times, with two of those occurrences happening just last year[1].

Constitutional Carry is the simple concept that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun for self-defense — without paying a tax and begging the government for permission.

With Constitutional Carry, if you are legally able to possess a handgun, you are legally able to carry it, openly or concealed.

Twenty-five other states already have Constitutional Carry, with NINE of those states passing it since South Carolina went into session just last year! 

And the only time Rep. Allison did vote for this pro-gun legislation was after receiving extreme pressure from angry gun owners in her district.

Gun owners shouldn’t have to force their “Republican” Representatives to vote for pro-gun bills.

That’s why they voted Republican in the first place.

In her returned survey Allison went on record to support dangerous “Gun-Free” zones, better known as “Criminal-Safe” zones.

As every gun owner knows, these dangerous laws only disarm law-abiding citizens while letting criminals know that their victims will be defenseless in these areas.

We’ve seen it time and time again.

Every election season politicians rush to gun owners, begging for votes, making claims of how “pro-gun” they are regardless of their previous voting records.

It seems Rita Allison is doing just that by voting to kill Constitutional Carry the last time it came up for a vote and pledging to support it now that she has a challenger for her office.

Speaking of challengers, there is good news in House District 36. Candidate Rob Harris answered his Palmetto Gun Rights Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun!

By returning his survey, Rob Harris pledged his support for solid pro-gun Constitutional Carry legislation.

Harris also went on record opposing California-style gun bans, which would arbitrarily ban hundreds of types of firearms based solely on cosmetic features.

Rob Harris also declared his support of your right to legally “Stand Your Ground” and defend yourself and your family against armed thugs in the street.

Finally, Harris pledged to oppose dangerous “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws, which allow government agents to seize legally owned firearms without a hearing or even a crime being committed!

PGR is dedicated to keeping you informed about the true positions of your elected officials and candidates.

With members and supporters across South Carolina, we are giving people across the Palmetto State a loud voice in defense of our gun rights.

And trust me, the politicians can hear you.

There is no better time to lobby them than when they are seeking your support at election time.

So contact Rita Allison at (803) 734-3053 and insist she reverse course, and start standing up for the Second Amendment.

Don’t forget to contact Rob Harris at (610) 392-7358 and thank him for answering his survey pro-gun and for taking a stand for our Second Amendment rights. Urge him to continue.

And once you’ve contacted your candidates, please consider donating $100 to Palmetto Gun Rights right away to help us expose even more anti-gun politicians in South Carolina.

Reaching enough people to hold anti-gun politicians accountable is an expensive task, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth it.

So please consider giving at least $75 or $50 right away!

I understand for some that may still be too much to ask, but even $50 or $25 would go a long way in helping us in the fight for your Second Amendment rights.

Whatever you can afford, please know that I am grateful for your commitment to preserving our liberties for future generations.

Remember, politicians of all stripes are listening closely to gun owners with the primary election just around the corner.

With our rights at stake, now is the time to take action!

For Freedom,

Denise Snelling
Chairman

Palmetto Gun Rights


[1] HB 3700 (2017). Motion to table Amendment No. 4 HB 3094 March 2021, Motion to Table Amendment No. 4 HB 3094 May, 2021.


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