This is a discussion on No Permit: vehicle carry: South Carolina within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Snatale42 I've yet to ever see a class that goes into a states law, that would be SUICIDE for the instructor. It's ...
My LTC class did too, the instructor was a former police officer so he also gave us "unofficial" advice.
Such as, if you are in a building that is not your home and someone is coming at you with a knife, yell "DROP THE KNIFE!" loudly to attempt to get witnesses to hear you. You can only shoot if you're backed into a corner and cannot exit safely. If you have an exit, you have to use it (stupid IMO) because there's no public "Castle Doctrine" here, just in your home.
I live in Augusta, GA right on the border of South Carolina. I have a GA weapons carry license, but SC does not have reciprocity (hopefully this will change soon). Every once in a great while I travel into South Carolina, and wanted to know this very thing. I called the SLED concealed weapons permit phone number, and the lady that answered told me that it must be in a glove box, console, or trunk, locked or unlocked, loaded or unloaded. As long as its out of sight in one of those places, you're good.
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This should answer your question...
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Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry it loaded if contained in a closed Glove Box, Console or Trunk. Their law is very specific on the only locations where it can be carried.
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Easiest answer....check your DA's website or simply call your local Sheriff's Office or the office that issues CC permits in your jurisdiction.... You need straight, reproducible facts on this one.
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First Sgt & OldVet got it right, but don't forget if traveling north into NC the law is the opposite. You must have a CWP to keep it in a console or glove-box. You can however have it in the open. And this is by AG opinion rather than statute. Ain't this fun?
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The law says "In a closed compartment with an integral fastener." A latched glove box or console, with a lid, will do. It can be loaded or unloaded---your choice...
Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, there were a lot of things that weren't discussed in my class that should of been. Luckily, my mother and sister ended up with a much better instructor and I was happy to hear them relaying correct information when they were telling me how their class went.
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I teach CWP in South Carolina...I believe too much information is better than not enough any time!
It does not say a closed glove box with a latched fastener, it says : "or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle;...",
Meaning it can be carried in the luggage compartment as long as it's in a closed AND latched container, such as a gun case. This is for vehicles such as a SUV or Hatchback which do not have a separate trunk. One can hardly expect to have it in a closed, latched glove box AND in the luggage compartment. While most glove boxes and consules have some sort of latch, some do not, relying on spring hinges.
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