The Open Carry with Training Act was signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster. It took effect on Aug. 15. According to the state law, people with a Concealed Weapon Permit can open carry a firearm in public. The law states open carry training will be included in the required training for anyone who gets a CWP on or after Aug. 15.

Definite Defense owner Shea Kim sat down with Upstate news reporters to explain the new law and why training is so important. Shea served 6 years in the U.S. Navy as a Military Police Officer. She now teaches CWP courses and offers her expertise about crime prevention and personal safety through the Refuse to be a Victim Program.

Definite Defense sponsored the i4Series Back-to-School event, Protecting Your Family and Business in a Digital World.