South Carolina Gun Laws

March 16, 2021 kforgie 0 Comments

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020

STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION – Article 1, Section 20.

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Gun Laws Overview

 RIFLES & SHOTGUNSHANDGUNS
Permit to PurchaseNoNo
Registration of FirearmsNoNo
Licensing of OwnersNoNo
Permit to CarryNoYes
The list and map below are included as a tool to assist you in validating your information.  We have made every effort to report the information correctly, however reciprocity and recognition agreements are subject to frequent change.  The information is not intended as legal advice or a restatement of law and does not include: restrictions that may be placed on non-resident permits, individuals under the age of 21, qualifying permit classes, and/or any other factor which may limit reciprocity and/or recognition. For any particular situation, a licensed local attorney must be consulted for an accurate interpretation.  YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL.RECIPROCITY NOTES: South Carolina does not recognize other states’ non-resident permits or licenses. South Carolina honors only the ENHANCED permits for these states: Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota (Class 1), and South Dakota. West Virginia permits are honored by South Carolina if the permittee is 21 years of age and older; http://www.sled.sc.gov/Reciprocity1.aspx?MenuID=CWP. Michigan and Florida recognize only South Carolina RESIDENT permits. 
 STATE STATUS
Castle DoctrineEnacted
No-Net LossNo Legislation
Right to Carry ConfidentialityProvisions Enacted
Right to Carry in RestaurantsLegal
Right To Carry LawsShall Issue
Right To Carry Reciprocity and RecognitionConditional Recognition
Right to Keep & Bear Arms State Constitutional ProvisionsWith Provisions

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