Herb's Notes: Updated May 9, 2017



SC Attorney General’s Opinion in reference to Greenville City Ordinance Sec. 24-264 in reference to possession of loaded rifle or shotgun on public property. Click the link below to view the opinion.

Click here to view the Opinion:


Union County High School Rifle Team Qualified to Compete in the JROTC Army Service National Championship.

GOSC recognized by Union County High School


During the Annual Meeting of GOSC it was voted unanimously To SUPPORT Herb Lanford and Mark Humphreville for the upcoming elections for Board of Directors for the National Rifle Association in 2018. Mr. Lanford is currently on the board. When you receive your ballot please vote for these two. 


Please check your membership card and renew if needed. You can find the forms in the members section of this webpage.

If you have misplaced your card or not sure of the expiration date and if your address or email address has changed please email GOSCmembership@gmail.com .


The GOSC Annual Meeting will be held on November 19, 2017. Post cards will be mailed out to members. Please see information below.


We are in the process of setting a date for the annual meeting. Please check back periodically for more information.    

We are currently trying to update our software and working on a technical problem with hardware. If you are joining or renewing your membership please send the form listed in the membership header above, print out form, fill out and mail to GOSC Post Office Box 326 Prosperity, SC 29127 with your payment. (Please note this will be a temporary address change but we will try to process your request in a timely manner. 

At some point when the technical issues have been resolved we will put up another notice for the new mailing address. 

If you have any questions please email GOSCmembership@gmail.com or lmgs@sc.rr.com and we will try to help assist you. If you have already sent the form with your payment and waiting for your membership card please give us a week while we are working on these problems. If you have not received your card please send a friendly reminder so we can research and rectify the problem quickly. 

Thanks for your assistance and patience while we are working through this process to update, streamline the workflow. 



 Local shooters from the Newberry Junior Pistol Club traveled to Anniston Al  the first weekend of August for the US Junior Olympic P P P Pistol Championship and the NRA National Air Gun Championship. The three day competition was a dual venue competition with the east coast competitors shooting in Anniston Al and the west coast competitors shooting at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs Colorado. Regional and National Champions were declared.

 The team from Newberry included Carrie Haltiwanger, Taylor Martin and Clarrissa Haltiwanger. They represented a mixed team with Carrie and Taylor shooting international standing and Clarrissa shooting basic supported. The team turned in an outstanding 2 day total of 2171 points , winning the Regional and National Gold Medals for the mixed teams category. The second and third place teams scored 2083 points and 1943 points respectively. Carrie was able to take gold in the regional individual championship with Taylor right behind her taking silver. Only 3 points separated the two going into the finals. On the national level Carrie took individual bronze with Taylor finishing 4th.  Clarrissa was able to win Silver in the individual regional basic supported championship and Bronze in the national individual championship. Clarrissa was also named Sub Junior Regional Champion at the NRA Air Gun championship that followed the US Junior Olympic PPP Championship.

 This outstanding performance is a follow up of the great shooting that Carrie and Taylor accomplished at the US National Junior Olympic Competition back in April where Carrie won Bronze in international air pistol and finished a strong 4th in 22 cal sport pistol , only 2 points out of a medal. Talor was able to finish a strong 5th, only 2 points behind Carrie in sport pistol and a great 8th place finish in air pistol. 

Coaches Ben Blanton and Shawn Martin are very proud of the girls and their outstanding performances. Anyone interested in participating with or supporting The Newberry Junior Pistol Club can contact us through our Facebook page or call Head Coach Ben Blanton at 803-924-4694.

Due to changes with web hosting company the following email addresses have been temporarily deleted:


Please use the following email addresses to contact until the above listd emails are up and working again.

President: lmgs@sc.rr.com
Webmaster: dbobbphotos@icloud.com

Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience.


Please be advised, if you have renewed or just joined GOSC and have not received your membership card we are having difficulty with a local post office with mail being put in the outside box. Several personal letters along with GOSC mail has been lost and never delivered.

If you have joined or renewed in the last several months and have not received your new card and patch, please e-mail the President of GOSC and give him the information such as your membership number and approximately when you mailed it and when your check was deposited in the GOSC account.  If you renewed, your number will remain the same, and a new card will be issued along with your patch.  New members will be issued a card and patch.  We have contacted the Postal Service regarding this problem and are awaiting a reply from them.

Also, we have received calls from members stating that GOSC was not listed as a member of CMP.  If you are searching for our membership, we are not listed in the regular listings.  We are listed in the State Associations and we are currently a member and have already renewed for next year.


Please check out Herbs Notes, he has a lot of information on 2017 NRA Bylaw Amenments, the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Atlanta, the loss of a legend and FONRA 25th anniversary!

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It is with heavy heart that the Gun Owners of SC is informing it’s members of a great loss.

Patricia “Patty” Clark, who is a member of GOSC and a very instrumental part of the association was involved in a vehicle accident and passed away. Patty worked with the Women’s program and travelled the state promoting gun safety. For more information please click here . Please keep her and her family in your prayers. 



Gun Owners of South Carolina was founded in 1978, formerly the "South Carolina Shooting Association". 

Gun Owners of South Carolina is dedicated to the protection and promotion of the law-abiding  citizen's constitutionally guaranteed right to own, bear and use firearms for hunting, target shooting, protection of family, self and home, collecting and all other lawful purposes. GOSC is also dedicated to bringing all shooters, especially young shooters to the sport and give them an appreciation of our Second Amendment Rights.

Gun Owners of South Carolina is affliated with the National Rifle Association. 

GOSC encourges all members to join both associations.

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