This is a discussion on South Carolina (limited )Reciprocity within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by SCfromNY On the bright side for us in SC more states recognize us than we do them. BTW . . . If ...
There could be something else that holds up SC and other states from wider reciprocity.
Each state has time frames for misdemeanors, minor drug offenses, exc, so this can become a sticking point. 1 state allows you a permit if you haven't done X in the last 5 years but another says it can't be within 10. So no reciprocity.
The non-resident permit thing sucks w/SC. WV just got rid of it. No state should have it unless they offer a non-resident permit, like NH and FL.
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When you say WV "got rid of it" does that mean handgunlaws.us is not up to speed on that change..........
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Thanks for clearing up DE, MD, and SC. I was going to go for the UT anyway which will take care of part of the problem. SC sounds manageable. MD...well, they sound like another NJ. Thx.
You would be suprised how many people take the CWP course with little or no pistol experience. I typically see failure to qualify rates of about 10%. This is usually a new shooter who has a gun that doesn't fit them or they are trying to shoot a snubby revolver and don't have the hand strength control it or to shoot it in DA. It's amazing how many husbands make their wives buy the wrong guns.
I did a quick check on reciprocity.... and from that SC accepts permits from this following:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming
I don't think all of these meet SC requirements... Maybe others who have knowledge of their states' requirements can chime in....
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Tennessee requirements ar very close to SC requirements.
The whole point of the 10th amendment to the USC is to allow states the right to determine most of their own laws. By "states" they mean the people of that state. In short , if I am a resident of Tennessee, Tennessee has the right to say if I can go about armed or not. SC recognizes this and they will allow carry with a state resident permit from the home state. TN also recognizes home state issued resident HCP/CHLs.
Non-resident permits actually go against the 10th amendment principle (note the word principle!) in that they are issuing permits to people from other states, thereby stepping on the home state's authority. This just falls short of the so-called "Federal HCP", which does violate the 10thA. I personaly am against the non-resident permit, as I feel it infringes on State authority. If you live in a state that won't issue you a permit, move or get very active and visible in a campaign to change that rule in your state. We scream 2d Amendment Rights all the time, but there are other Constitutional rights involved. You can't just enforce one without enforcing the rest.
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