Any LEOs from SC out there ?
The way SC law reads, the law applies to "permit holders". So here's my question: I do not hold an SC carry permit, but I have a loaded handgun in the console of my vehicle. This is legal in SC. I get pulled over while traveling through. Does SC law REQUIRE me to inform the officer ? (Let's set aside the fact that it might be wise to do so... I want to know if it's REQUIRED by the law) The SC law is copied below:
Section 23-31-215. Issuance of Permits.
(K) A permit holder must have his permit identification card in his possession whenever he carries a concealable weapon. When carrying a concealable weapon pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter 31 of Title 23, a permit holder must inform a law enforcement officer of the fact that he is a permit holder and present the permit identification card when an officer (1) identifies himself as a law enforcement officer and (2) requests identification or a driver’s license from a permit holder. A permit holder immediately must report the loss or theft of a permit identification card to SLED headquarters. A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined twenty five dollars.