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Posted: 2/24/2001 9:21:38 PM EDT
I'm going to south carolina soon, and may wind up working there.  What can you all tell me about the state's gun laws, as far as what, if anything, is illegal above and beyond federal law, and how do I get a CWP?  thanks
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 12:21:03 AM EDT
nothing huh?
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 12:29:22 AM EDT
Hrm. Well, I'll say what I know. My brother is in the process of applying for a Class III license, but neither of us have concealed carry permits (we mostly just do range shooting.)

First off, full auto is just plain illegal, even with a class III. Silencers are fine if you jump through the federal hoops.

Concealed Carry is shall-issue; i believe there's a training course involved but I'm not sure. ( a good source for info would probably be http://www.scfirearms.org/ ). At any rate, it's easy enough to get that I've seen gun shops advertise "get your CCW here" programs. Once I buy/find a pistol that I actually wouldn't mind carrying I'll probably get the permit, just to have it.

Gun use for home defense isn't just legal, it's openly encouraged by the state attorney's office as crime deterrent. (even to the use of such slogans as "invade a home, invite a bullet.")

Apart from that I'm fairly vague as to the specific laws. I have a sneaky feeling that it's not kosher to do open carry (especially in cars) but I think that if you were charged for that it would more likely be on some sort of "disturbing the peace" charge than it would on express violation of a gun law. All in all, I'm fairly happy with SC's gun laws - they could use work, but on a national scale it's a good place for gun owners to be.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 4:10:15 AM EDT
In S.C. businesses that are posted "NO CONCEALED WEAPONS" are off limits to concealed carry, per state law.  All Subway Sandwich shops in S.C. are so posted.  That's all I know.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 5:39:38 AM EDT
A nice summary:


Go to "firearm laws".
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 1:00:25 PM EDT
If you carry a pistol in your car in SC, it has to be in the glovebox or trunk, although it can be loaded and ready. The CC permit course is usually just a 1 day affair. Full auto is REAL illegal.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 3:04:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 3:25:32 PM EDT
Norman74, contact this email address for the South Carolina Grassroots Organization.  

[email protected]

I am an LEO in South Carolina. The other posts covered the law pretty well.

Oh yeah, welcome to South Carolina, God's Country ;-))
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 3:35:11 PM EDT
Hey Blue207, you said:
Oh yeah, welcome to South Carolina, God's Country ;-))

You mean North Carolina, don't you. :D

Link Posted: 2/25/2001 10:34:02 PM EDT
Blue, what part of the state?
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