Traveling from KY to SC this summer. CCDW similarity?


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Tallbald
March 17, 2013, 01:36 PM
Hi all. Don't post on this section often. Usually in the black powder, shotgun and revolver sections. Family vacation coming up this summer to the beach in the Charleston SC area (traveling by two cars). All of us are excited, and for what it's worth, I myself refuse to travel to, through, or leave any of my money in a state that doesn't recognize my KY CCDW. We will be going through TN, NC, and SC and I insist on practicing carry to help protect my family, as will my wife and son-in-law during the trip.
We each respect individual states specific rules on carry, and sometimes our KY laws aren't the same as others with CCDW laws. Planning on site-seeing at museums, some restaurant dining (where alcohol might be served as part of the menu), grocery store shopping to cook some on our own, staying in a condo on the beach, and side trips to build memories with our 6 year old granddaughter. Can someone please direct me to a site that will compare and contrast laws for carry I can study before our trip? Just a website would be appreciated. Thanks so much. Don.

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F-111 John
March 17, 2013, 01:52 PM
Another excellent resource, and one I used on my first CCW trip from Michigan to Alabama last December to make sure I knew all the different requirements of each state we passed through, is www.handgunlaw.us

Tallbald
March 17, 2013, 02:16 PM
This information, so thoughtfully and quickly posted is really appreciated folks. I brag on THR members to my wonderful, loving wife like she brags to me about members of her quilting forum. Now to study up! Thanks again, Don.

Tallbald
March 17, 2013, 04:26 PM
This may get complicated for me. I have learned that yes, our permits are honored, but I need to see if, for example we can carry legally in a restaurant where alcohol is sold, a grocery store that also sells alcohol, in museums and public sports arenas, etc. Some states for example say that it's OK to carry where food amounts to at least 50% of sales but not less, essentially preventing carrying in a bar ( we don't go to bars ourselves so this doesn't really affect us). Maybe I ned to contact TN, NC and SC law enforcement agencies to ask for a copy of the rules. Don

Sam1911
March 17, 2013, 04:37 PM
All of that information will be presented on the www.handgunlaw.us page for the individual state you'll be travelling in. Print out the whole listing for each state and study it before you enter, and keep it close by while there.

Captains1911
March 17, 2013, 06:09 PM
All of that information will be presented on the www.handgunlaw.us page for the individual state you'll be travelling in. Print out the whole listing for each state and study it before you enter, and keep it close by while there.

I hear this suggestion often, but don't quite understand. What's the benefit of having legal information printed off the Internet with you? Do you think it could make a difference if shown to a misinformed law enforcement officer?

Sam1911
March 17, 2013, 06:33 PM
Not all that likely, but if you have it with you you can double-check yourself before walking into that restaurant, or entering a state park, or when contemplating a "gunbuster" sign on some establishment, etc., etc. (Or, if you're some place like NC, when part of a funeral procession, attending the circus, entering a bank and all the other oddball locations that are off-limits!)

There's not a whole lot you can do about a cop who doesn't know the laws himself, but you'll be far more likely to stay on the right side of the gray bars if you know the laws and have a handy reference to double-check yourself in times of uncertainty.

F-111 John
March 17, 2013, 07:36 PM
Most importantly, know which states require you to inform the officer upon first official contact, and which states you don't unless asked. For some reason, out of state plates often get pulled over for speeding, sudden lane weaving, etc.

lawson4
March 18, 2013, 11:53 AM
No CWP in places like Olive Garden, Chilis, tec.; any place that sells alcohol for on premises consumption. You can carry in the car, without a CWP, in the glove box or console as long as they are closed. These locations are (glove box and console) are selled out in the statutes.

Rick

rhinoh
March 20, 2013, 06:02 AM
Ya'll are making this way too hard-

go here- http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/southcarolina.pdf
the other states you'll pass through are also at that resource.

Read it and for convenience carry a copy if you need to double check.

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