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Nov 15, 2018

Gun Laws in South Carolina

Frquently Asked Questions about Gun Laws in South Carolina

Generally South Carolina gun law is moderate, middle of the spectrum.

As of May 20,2013.

Can I carry a hand gun openly?
 in South Carolina open carry is not permitted.

Do I need a permit to purhase a hand gun?
 A permit is not required to purchase a hand gun or long gun.

Is a license required to carry a concealed weapon?
 Yes, SC is a "Shall Issue" state.

Do I have to register my firearm?
 No.

Do I need a license to own a gun?
 No you do not.

Are assault weapons banned?
 In South Carolina assualt weapons are not restricted.

What about NFA weapons?
 NFA's are restricted to the federal laws by South Carolina law.

Before buying a gun check with your lawyer for the latest information and

a strong dose of common sense concerning “Stand Your Ground“ laws.

Remember, a child can never be trusted alone with a gun.


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