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FIREARM LAWS &REGULATIONS

SOUTH CAROLINA
CONCEALED CARRY

In South Carolina, a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) is required for carrying a concealed handgun.

OPEN CARRY

Must have a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) to openly carry a firearm in SC.

MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY

You can have a handgun (loaded or unloaded) in your car or vehicle, as long as it remains in a secure place such as a glove compartment, trunk, or console.

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS

The following firearms are lawful in South Carolina, as long as they are registered under the National Firearms Act:
Machine guns
Short barreled rifles
Short barreled shotguns

Suppressors (silencers) are also lawful in SC.

HUNTING

South Carolina has varying laws regarding firearms and hunting, consult your local authorities.

FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES

In South Carolina, no license or registration is required for the purchase of a firearm.
There is no waiting period.
There is no background check required between private parties.
You are required to be 18 years old to purchase or possess a handgun.
There is no minimum age for purchasing or possessing long guns.
There is no limit on the number of firearms purchased at one time.

AMMUNITION REGULATIONS

No license is required to sell, buy or possess ammunition in the state of South Carolina.
No requirement to keep a record of ammo sales.
Teflon-coated ammo is unlawful.

OTHER

Other Info

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