Restaurant carry in SC

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    Cool Restaurant carry in SC

    I've tried to find the answer, really I have. Spur of the moment trip to Myrtle Beach. Can you carry in restaurants that serve alcohol as long as you don't drink?

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    No sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    No sir.
    How about on Sunday's when alcohol is not served??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realleycat View Post
    How about on Sunday's when alcohol is not served??
    Nope. Not on Sunday either.
    Not long ago I spent a lot of time seeking out that very information. Turns out it isn't about alcohol actually being sold at the time or not. If the restaurant is licensed to sell alcohol (for consumption on premises of course), it is unlawful.

    Really need to get that one changed.

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    I have been told the same thing as Vtxdpm has posted. If they are licensed to sell open alcohol, it is unlawful.

    Also from my understanding that it's being brought up before lawmakers for the change......and it sure needs to be.
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    Kind of a silly law if you ask me.

    Almost all restaurants serve some kind of adult beverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Realleycat View Post
    How about on Sunday's when alcohol is not served??
    If memory serves, MB sells on Sunday too if the resturant is inside city limits. Many cities in SC are this way including Greenville and Spartanburg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REVMAN View Post
    I have been told the same thing as Vtxdpm has posted. If they are licensed to sell open alcohol, it is unlawful.

    Also from my understanding that it's being brought up before lawmakers for the change......and it sure needs to be.
    Actually, it doesn't if you can get the Attorney General to read the law correctly. He is the one who insists on "interpreting" it wrong.

    And under his interpretation it wouldn't matter if they were serving or if you were not drinking. He simply insists that his interpretation is what the legislature "meant to say". He has been asked many times how he came to that conclusion and his explanations fall well short of real.

    but... your on notice he sees it that way.

    By the way, there is already a completely separate law pertaining to discharging a fire arm under the influence. This one we are discussing is contained under a section that follows the definitions of what is and what is not "Unlawful Carry". Not in the Concealed Weapons permit law. However it defines carry with Permit into those places not listed under the permit law as "Exempt" as they are "lawful Carry" and this clause then follows that if you are "unlawfully" carrying with a permit it would be an "additional charge". So it makes no real sense why it is there really. I suppose he could make the argument they meant to exclude carry there. But its an improper place to put it. And it was simpler to include it in the list of off limits places to carry. I can think of ways that a person could be carrying "unlawfully" and have a permit. Then it would apply. But just the act of carrying into an establishment that serves alcohol for consumption on the premises doesn't make that so. Its already been referred to as Lawful carry in the very paragraph that precedes it! Ah me...

    Well... you know his story and you know the other side. Plenty of that is found here if you want to do a search and read it very carefully. Going to take a new AG or a clarification to clear it up. In the mean time he insists it is illegal. But many do not agree and, no one to my knowledge has ever been charged with that "additional Penalty for unlawful carry" for just carrying into an establishment that serves alcohol for consumption on the premises.

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    Cphilip......enjoyed your website man.
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    Thanks! Its just a tad out of date. Need to go spend some time on it and get it up to date.

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