South Carolina Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of South Carolina Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:Yes
Honors Other States Permits:Yes (except non-res FL CCW)
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Law enforcement buildings
  • Correctional/ detention facilities
  • Polling places on election day
  • Offices/ meetings of governing bodies of county/ school district/ municipality/ special purpose districts
  • School/ college athletic events
  • Day-care/ pre-school facilities
  • Places of worship
  • Facilities where medical procedures occur
  • Private/ public school/ college/ university property
  • Public/ charter buses
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:Yes
Store In Vehicle:Yes
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring South Carolina PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes but with CWP
Licensing Age:

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