September 28, 2008, 07:22 AM
South Carolina Recognizes Right-to-Carry Permits!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Please Keep Checking www.NRAILA.org for Further Updates!
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has added Virginia, Florida and Kentucky to the list of states whose valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits will now be recognized in South Carolina. These additions are due to the passage of H 3212, the RTC reciprocity reform legislation NRA promoted during last session.
It is our hope that even more states will be added to the list, and we anticipate other states will also add South Carolina to their lists of RTC permits they will recognize, if they have not done so already.
Please keep checking www.NRAILA.org for further updates.
September 28, 2008, 09:00 AM
That's huge! I wonder if SC states you need to be a Florida Resident, or if having a permit issued from there is enough...?
September 28, 2008, 09:39 AM
(N) Valid out of state permits to carry concealable weapons held by a resident of a reciprocal state must be honored by this State. SLED shall make a determination as to those states which have permit issuance standards equal to or greater than the standards contained in this article and shall maintain and publish a list of those states as the states with which South Carolina has reciprocity.
From the SC State statutes. The way I read it, you have to be resident but if I am wrong please correct me.
September 28, 2008, 01:57 PM
Must be a resident of a reciprocal state - non-resident is a no-go...
Stupid language in the SC code - I have to do everything a resident has to do in order to get a non-resident FL permit...yet I'm still "disarmed" in SC every time I travel there. :banghead:
September 28, 2008, 05:47 PM
SC recognizes Virginia, Florida and Kentucky permits!
This is good progress.
But it seems Alabama,Georgia and Mississippi are still not recognized by South Carolina per Handgunlaw.us.
Some more work to be done to have a truly Solid South.
September 28, 2008, 09:29 PM
You should go straight to the source of the info. Here is SLED's webpage.
September 28, 2008, 09:32 PM
GA will probably not get reciprocity because they do not require either a background check or training (not sure which one).
This (requiring training and background check) was part of the language of the revision passed in the legislature this past June.
As to AL and MS, I am sure there will be others added.
Cacique500: It may be stupid, but it is what it is. By the way, you can keep your weapon concealed in your vehicle. Buy a piece of land here and get a non-res permit of your own. :D
camacho: You are correct, they do not accept non-res permits from other states.
September 28, 2008, 09:40 PM
Sounds like some enterprising SC'er could make a few bucks buying up "unusable" parcels and selling them in 1'-square parcels to nonresidents looking to apply for SC CCW's... at least until the Legislature down there performs a craniorectal extraction.
September 29, 2008, 07:53 AM
One step at a time.:)