The public gets a say tonight on whether people should be allowed to carry guns in restaurants and other places that serve alcohol.

The S.C. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee will have a public hearing on the Constitutional Carry Act today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane.

The bill would let permit holders carry a concealed weapon into a place that serves alcohol, if the business has not posted a sign prohibiting it.

More than 187,000 people in the state currently hold a concealed weapons carry permit, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

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