CCW questions for South Carolinians and Georgians...

CCW questions for South Carolinians and Georgians...

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    CCW questions for South Carolinians and Georgians...

    I'm heading thru SC & GA next week and was wondering...

    First, SC:

    Having read posts in another thread about not being able to carry concealed (or open) in SC restaurants that serve alcohol for on premises consumption; I gather that still tends to be the general impression or has it changed?

    Second, GA:

    I have VA (resident) & NH (Non-resident) permits. I know GA and VA don't have reciprocity yet, while GA and NH do.

    With that being the case, I have a couple of questions...

    1. In GA, I'm covered with the NH non-resident permit, true?

    and

    2. What's up with being able to have a concealed handgun at a rest area, but not in the building? Do they expect me to "pee" on a tree? Do they expect me to "brandish" while I'm securing my handgun just so I can go in the restroom?

    Can someone from SC and GA please clarify these issues for me please?

    Thanks in advance!!!
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    Have you checked out Handgunlaw.us?
    They might have some answers for ya.

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    Yes I did....just looking for clarification on some of the laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR Ewing View Post
    I'm heading thru SC & GA next week and was wondering...

    Having read posts in another thread about not being able to carry concealed (or open) in SC restaurants that serve alcohol for on premises consumption;
    SC does not permit open carry except going to, from, and during hunting or fishing with a valid hunting/fishing license.

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    Check out trip planner web site

    Quote Originally Posted by JR Ewing View Post
    I'm heading thru SC & GA next week and was wondering...

    First, SC:
    Having read posts in another thread about not being able to carry concealed (or open) in SC restaurants that serve alcohol for on premises consumption; I gather that still tends to be the general impression or has it changed?
    Can someone from SC and GA please clarify these issues for me please?
    Thanks in advance!!!
    I can speak for SC: No you cannot carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol.
    Check out your trip planner here:
    Carry Concealed

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    Thanks for the reply jframe. Nice site too, haven't seen that one before. Thanks!
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    It's the general consensus of most of us that the Attorney General of SC intends to interpret that carry in an establishment that serves Alcohol for the consumption on the premises is not allowed. It's complicated situation... but thats his written opinion. So be aware of that.

    Open carry is pretty much not legal here as has been stated.

    You can carry concealed, with or without a permit, to and from a hotel room you have rented.

    You can transport the firearm in your car, (loaded or not) with or without any permit in the Glove box, Console, Trunk or a behind rear most seat in a container with an intragel fastener (latch or snap). The glove box or Console does not have to be locked.

    Opening the glove box or console to retrieve your paper work does not constitute any violation. However a polite warning to the LEO would certainly be advised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
    ...the Attorney General of SC intends to interpret that carry in an establishment that serves Alcohol for the consumption on the premises is not allowed.
    I don't recall who wrote that opinion. Did McMaster write that or a previous one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR Ewing View Post
    Thanks for the reply jframe. Nice site too, haven't seen that one before. Thanks!
    You are very welcome. There are probably lots of newbies here that may not know about that site also. It's a cool site.

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    Not to worry fellas. This session a bill will be introduced which will allow CWP holders to carry into eating establishments. Im not sure if its the same bill or another one but school property carry will come to the legislation as well. Im thinking it will allow CWP holders to at the very least drive onto school property to pick up and drop off the kids without being made a criminal.

    I have been assured that these are high priority legislative issues for GRGR and they likely will pass.

    Do us all a favor and join GRGR this year. I have decided to join both GRGR and GOA begining this year.

    GrassRoots South Carolina - Our Goal: Citizens carrying arms whenever and wherever they choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    I don't recall who wrote that opinion. Did McMaster write that or a previous one?
    you know... it escapes me at the moment!

    I know I have it saved somewhere and its in an old thread here somewhere...

    I do recall it was shortly after the CWP law was passed when it was first pronounced but someone in the AG's office sent it back out (or an almost verbatim one) just recently too.

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