Basic Carry Laws: South Carolina | Gun Laws | USCCA

Carrying a firearm for self-defense comes with a lot of responsibility. Knowing the laws where you carry is just one important task you must undertake as an armed American. To help with that, we will be providing you with a summary of basic carry laws for several states. Learn about the most important things to know when carrying in the Palmetto State below.

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You may want to double check the Accuracy of the following passage from this post re South Carolina:

Getting a Permit in South Carolina

Open carry is illegal in South Carolina. Concealed carry is legal for residents of the state with a Weapons Carry License (WCL) and non-residents with a license/permit issued by a state that South Carolina honors.”

Other references (like the page for SC laws) state open carry is not a allowed. Also, Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) is the correct term in SC.

Not nit-picking; just trying to help.


I think you read the first line wrong. It’s stating SC open carry is ILLEGAL, not legal.