Hutto receives NRA backing
Rep. Anne Peterson Hutto, D-James Island, received an endorsement from the National Rifle Association for her re-election bid to state House District 115.
Hutto faces Republican Peter McCoy and Green Party and petition candidate Eugene Platt on Nov. 2.
Hutto, the holder of a concealed-weapons permit, said her endorsement was based on her voting record with regard to 2nd Amendment rights. Hutto said she also was recognized for the work she did to help pass a law that allows concealed-weapon permit holders older than 21 to carry weapons in a locked or attended vehicle while on school property.
Hutto said she pushed for the bill as a way to ensure that parents who lawfully carry guns aren't in violation of a state statute while waiting to drop their children off at school.