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There is a bill that will probably pass next session, but not in time for you.
 

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I wonder if I could have it in my car and then leave it in the room. Only toting spray and a blade outside. Any chance on using a non-resident lic. to bypass this? Staying in the historic district so there should be plenty of people on the street, but always need protection.
 

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My glove box locks. I went through the relevant code sections (given on that 2 page pdf from handgunlaw.us) and I couldn't find anything about unlicensed car carry.

Here it is...

(9) a person in a vehicle if the handgun is secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; however, this item is not violated if the glove compartment, console, or trunk is opened in the presence of a law enforcement officer for the sole purpose of retrieving a driver's license, registration, or proof of insurance;
SECTION 16-23-20. Unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions.

Just says "closed"...and "secured". Not sure if either of those qualify as requiring locked.
 

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South Carolina does issue non-resident licenses, but only if you own property in the state. You are OK in the glove box, unlocked, and carrying back and forth to your hotel room to/from the car.
 

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I'll just be there for 2-3 hours. So, no hotel necessary. Rest of the family will be staying at least one night, though. It's gonna be a bad feeling having to reach all the way over to the glovebox if need be. I prefer passenger seat.
 

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A provision of federal law serves as a defense to state or local laws which would prohibit the passage of persons with firearms in interstate travel.

Notwithstanding any state or local law, a person shall be entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he may lawfully possess it to any other place where he may lawfully possess such firearm if the firearm is unloaded and in the trunk. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Necessary stops, like gasoline and rest, seem permissible.
 

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A provision of federal law serves as a defense to state or local laws which would prohibit the passage of persons with firearms in interstate travel.

Notwithstanding any state or local law, a person shall be entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he may lawfully possess it to any other place where he may lawfully possess such firearm if the firearm is unloaded and in the trunk. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Necessary stops, like gasoline and rest, seem permissible.
SC law is less strict, you are not using federal law to put your gun in your glove box in SC. SC law is less strict, therefore the federal law isn't needed here.
 
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