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Instructors say CWPs declining amid proposed gun legislation

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

He's been at the forefront of a legislative gun battle in South Carolina.

Republican Sen. Lee Bright has been trying to get a bill passed that would make South Carolina an open carry state, meaning people wouldn't have to conceal their guns or have any training to carry them. Support for the bill has been hard to find.

"I thought that with the national level and folks demanding their gun rights that you would see support around this bill, and it surprised me even the chairman of the judiciary sent out mails saying he can't be supportive of the bill without training,"says Bright.

Currently, Bright's proposed bill is stuck in full judiciary committee. Meanwhile, many concealed weapons permit instructors say they are seeing a decrease in people taking classes to get training and permits as they wait to see what happens to the proposed legislation.

"We used to have about 40 sign up for a Saturday class, but now the numbers have dropped to about 20," says Mallorie Moore of Sharp Shooters Gun Range in Greenville. 

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