South Carolina

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by Mastino177, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Mastino177

    Mastino177 Member

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    Getting married in March and looking to honeymoon in Charleston, SC. What's the word on South Carolina accepting Georgia's GFL?
     
  2. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    :shakehead:

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

  3. Mastino177

    Mastino177 Member

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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.
     
  4. brosuperman

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    Yes car carry

    Yes you may carry in a car (glovebox or center consol ONLY) AND a hotel "you have paid tax for"
     
  5. Mastino177

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    That's what I'll be looking for in a auto rental. Minimum going will be the every reliable SW 642.
     
  6. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    No. SC does not honor non-res. licenses.
     
  7. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Looks like I'll be making a trip to Beaufort on Saturday. Does the glove box have to be locked?
     
  8. Wiley

    Wiley New Member

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    I could find no mention of locks when I researched. My truck doesn't have a locking glovebox or console. Double check on handgunlaw.us
     
  9. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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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...

    SECTION 16-23-20. Unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions.

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

    kkennett New Member

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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.
     
  11. ptsmith24

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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.
     
  12. SigP229

    SigP229 New Member

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    You also need to separate your ammo from your weapon.
     
  13. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    :( Booo. I'll just have to tell the criminal to hold on while I slam a mag and rack the slide :(
     
  14. Wiley

    Wiley New Member

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    Citation, please?
     
  15. SigP229

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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.
     
  16. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    What section/where is that?
     
  17. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    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.
     
  18. SigP229

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    I would think that SC law would apply to SC resident. Seeing that your GFL is of no value in SC, I would consider federal law. I shoot in SC and called the state cops and asked.....unloaded and in the trunk. Up to you.
     
  19. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Plans changed. I'm not going now.
     
  20. SigP229

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    I'm probably wrong about that last post and was just a cop who wasn't well understanding of the law?? The federal is there probably for when traveling down I-95 thru NY city, where handguns are all but banned....sorry!