Herb's Notes: Updated October 23, 2014


Volunteers Needed:

Volunteers are needed to assist The Boy Scouts called Trailblazer  on the BB, shotgun and .22 gun range on May 2nd at Camp Barstow. Hours will be from 9am - 4pm. If you have anyone from your club that would be able to assist, please contact Frank Price, Director of Education at: fprice@ussportsmen.org or at 614-888-4868 ext. 202. There website is: www.ussportsmen.org Any support is greatly appreciated.


Congratulations to all our 2nd round invitees to the US JR Olympics:

Carrie Haltiwanger and Taylor Martin were invited for sport pistol.

Conrad Long was invited for air pistol.

With this latest round of invitations, we have 5 shooters receiving invitations:

Carrie Haltiwanger invited for air and sport pistol.

Taylor Martin invited for air and sport pistol.

Brianna Kinard invited for air pistol.

Valerie Long invited for air pistol.

Conrad Long invited for air pistol.



Rifle Teams received checks from GOSC during their Annual Meeting.

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The Newberry Junior Rifle Team with their check from Gun Owners of South Carolina which they received at the Annual Meeting on October 4, 2014. 

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The Union Stingers received a check from Gun Owners at the Annual Meeting on October 4th.


Lanford and DeBergalis Endorsed by GOSC
for 2015 NRA Board Election

GOSC Past President Herb Lanford and GOSC Life Member Joe DeBergalis were endorsed for reelection to the NRA Board of Directors during our 2014 annual meeting.  Herb and Joe have well-earned reputations as effective members of the NRA Board.  Herb chairs the NRA Clubs & Associations Committee, and Joe chairs the NRA Education & Training Committee.  GOSC urges every NRA voting member to vote for both Herb and Joe on the 2015 NRA Board election ballot.



DATE:  Saturday, October 4, 2014
TIME:  1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Little Mountain Gun & Supply, Inc.
                     309 Mill Street, Little Mountain, SC. 
(If you will be using GPS you will need to use 445 Mill Street.)

 For further information or directions, please call (803) 945-7677 or (803) 345-5761.



Club Leadership Development On-Line Course, for more information see the links page.



Newberry competitors earned invitations to the US National Junior Olympic Pistol Championship to compete in April in Colorado Springs against the top shooters in the country. Gun Owners of South Carolina presented each with a $500 check to help with the cost of the trip. Pictured are the four that will be competing along with their coach, Ben Blanton.

All NRA Members!!!!

The NRA Endorsed Insurance Program requires that ALL NRA MEMBERS  MUST ACTIVATE  their Life and Firearms Insurance. If you have not already activated your insurance, please take the time to do so now.  This is a benefit that you do not want to lose.   The phone number you need to call is 1-877-672-3006.


Local Shooters to Compete at US Junior Olympics

Front L-R Conrad Long, Kelsey Winters Rear L-R Jonas Ha,Sean Blanton,Valerie Long,Brianna Kinard,Carrie Haltiwanger,Galina McB

Click here to read article.




Gov. Haley signing the Restaurant Carry Bill on February 11, 2014


Herb's Notes: Updated Jan. 22, 2014

News Section Updated March 6, 2014

President's Message Updated Oct. 2, 2013


If you have questions concerning your membership status, membership card, email or mailing address has changed, please contact the Secretary.


concealed carry

Click to view bill: Senate Bill 308 


2014 Palmetto State Marksman’s Association High Power XTC Match Schedule, click here to view dates.

2014 High Power Rifle Match Dates.
click here to view dates.


Allan Cors Endorsed by GOSC
for Re-Election to the
NRA Board of Directors

Gun Owners of South Carolina is proud to announce that during our annual meeting on September 28, 2013 our members voted unanimously to endorse NRA First Vice President Allan Cors for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors.  Allan is a key member of the NRA leadership and a strong supporter of NRA-affiliated state associations across the Nation.  He is a hunter, a competitor, a collector and a leading, effective Second Amendment advocate.  Allan will be on the 2014 Board ballot which will be sent to every NRA voting member. 


GOSC Receives Recognition for Supporting The Citadel Pistol Team

Pictures and more information in News Section 
click here to read.



The GOSC Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the classroom of Little Mountain Gun & Supply, 309 Mill Street, Little Mountain, SC.  (The GPS address will be 445 Mill Street, Little Mountain, SC.)  Phone number(s) will be (803) 945-7677 or (803) 345-5761.


FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop in Columbia, S.C. 

You are invited to attend a free NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop in Columbia on Monday, August 19, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Dinner will be provided.

NRA-ILA Grassroots Coordinator Miranda Bond will discuss strengthening our Second Amendment rights and how you can become even more involved.

Location:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott
                  Columbia Downtown/The Vista
                  511 Lady Street
                  Columbia, SC 29201
                  Telephone:  803-978-2333

Reserve your seat:  Go to https://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/secure/workshop-columbia-sc.aspx to make your reservation to attend the workshop.

Make plans today to attend, and encourage your fellow SC NRA members to do so!



By Joel “Doc” Sexton

Click here to read article


Excellent editorial "Eric Holder's Stand Your Ground Squirrel".  On her web site at: 


Also appeared on the editorial page of the July 18 Spartanburg Herald Journal.


Victoria Chapman receives a $500 contribution from Jerry Stoudemire, President of GOSC

Click here for more information.


Local shooters brings home Bronze from US National Junior Olympics Click here for more information.

2013 US JO picture L-R Carrie Haltiwanger, Coach Ben Blanton, Sean Blanton-3


Delaware Calls for Assistance!

Moving from state to state (New York, Connecticut, Colorado and New York) where the left wing of their party holds the governorships and controls the legislatures, the Obama administration and their anti-Second Amendment zealots have now targeted Delaware, the home state of Vice President/Obama “gun czar” Joe Biden (whose son Beau Biden is Attorney General).  And Jim and Sarah Brady live in Lewes, Delaware.  With all of that, the anti-gun forces recognize that Delaware is a battle they can not afford to lose – for them it is an absolute “must win” and they are pulling out all of the stops.

Led by the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association (their NRA state association), Delaware’s law-abiding gun owners, hunters, shooters and Second Amendment activists have drawn a bright red line in the sand and proclaimed “This is where it stops!”

The DSSA has a long history of success, but they are now faced with the full, focused attack of the administration and its allies.  The DSSA has asked for help.

The NRA-ILA is doing all it can in Delaware, as it fights for the cause nationally and in the other 49 states.  The DSSA, an all-volunteer organization, is using every resource it has in this fight.  Imagine the impact if Delaware proves to be the anti-gunners’ “Waterloo”!

Every penny of every contribution to the DSSA’s political victory effort will go to the fight.  If you can help – regardless of the amount – please send your contribution to:

Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association
Post Office Box 1786
Wilmington, Delaware 19899



The Sportsman Channel has added another groundbreaking television show to an already impressive lineup: NRA News Cam & Co.

Check out the full article in the News section.


As Legislative Director for GOSC, I attended the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on S308 the Restaurant Carry Bill and spoke to the committee supporting the legislation along with the NRA Liaison to the South Carolina Legislature who also supported the legislation.  The Subcommittee Hearing was very smooth and orderly with 12 speakers that spoke in support of the issue with no negative speakers.  The subcommittee sent the legislation to the full judiciary committee with a favorable report to be heard on February 19, 2013.  We hope for swift action on this legislation.  If any members encounter their senator, please thank them for their continued support of this legislation.

Jerry Stoudemire
Legislative Director
President, GOSC


The President of GOSC was on a radio talk show in Greenwood at WCRS 1450am on February 13th with host Anne Eller.

Click on links below for the Audio file and YouTube file.





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Herb's Notes Updated (good information, must read)


click here for more details.


South Carolina: 2013 Session Convenes With Pro-Gun Activity! Check out the legislative section for more information. 


SSF Official Portrait

 Sandy Froman, past President of NRA will be speaking at the Charleston Law School in Charleston, SC at noon on January 29, 2013 about Second Amendment issues.  Exact location is not known yet, however there will be signs posted at the law school. GOSC members are invited to attend.



Columbia SC (January 19, 2013) – Local Second Amendment supporters in South Carolina will join forces for a national "Guns Across America" rally to be held at state capitals across the United States on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. local time.
Click here for more information.


Check out new page on website titled: NRA Approved Matches Please check out the page for more information on this match.

===========================================NRA Press Conference December 21, 2012
Wayne LaPierre's Speech. Click here to read!


Local S.C. Shooters Take Gold and Silver in the SC State Junior Olympic Pistol Championship.
Click here for more information


The Newberry Pistol Club Junior Sharpshooters are looking for participants in their Junior Rifle Instruction program.    Click here for more information

The Annual GOSC Meeting was held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Little Mountain Gun & Supply firearms classroom.

The Citadel Pistol Team Presented an Award to GOSC
More information in the News Section

The GOSC Bylaws were updated and approved and are listed on this website. Please click on the link above to view. Additional information will be added to the News section.

If your email or mailing address has changed, please contact the Secretary with your current information. 


House Bill 4494 Signed By The  Governor on June 29, 2012

See More in the Legislative Section

ANOTHER CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT INSTRUCTOR ARRESTED! Check out the News section for more information.

Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor Arrested
in Cherokee County by SLED after an undercover SLED officer attended the class that did not meet the requirements specified in the 
SC Code of Laws, Section 23-31-210.  See the News section for SLED's news release. Also, Check out the President's Message for additional information.

A Note from GOSC:  Remember to register and vote for your candidate of choice who will best represent your concerns and efforts. GOSC does not endorse any candidate or party for any office. 

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.

Front L-R Conrad Long, Kelsey Winters Rear L-R Jonas Ha,Sean Blanton,Valerie Long,Brianna Kinard,Carrie Haltiwanger,Galina McB

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