Just want to make sure i understand SC law correctly.

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    Just want to make sure i understand SC law correctly.

    Hello guys. Just wanting some insight to make sure i understand the carrying a gun in SC correctly. I live in NC and understand the law concerning traveling in NC with a handgun when u dont have a CCW. Since i do not have a CCW i carry my gun on my passenger seat where it can be seen. I travel to SC very often with work and would like to have my firearm in the car with me. According to what i pasted below i can carry a loaded firearm in the car if i have it shut in glovebox even though my glovebox does not lock. Am i understanding it correctly?

    SECTION 16-23-20. Unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions. It is unlawful for anyone to carry about the person any handgun, whether concealed or not, except as follows, unless otherwise specifically prohibited by law: (9) a person in a vehicle if the handgun is: (a) secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; however, this item is not violated if the glove compartment, console, or trunk is opened in the presence of a law enforcement officer for the sole purpose of retrieving a driver's license, registration, or proof of insurance; or (b) concealed on or about his person, and he has a valid concealed weapons permit pursuant to the provisions of Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23;

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    Yes. I'm not a lawyer or LE though.

    It's just my understanding of it and the LE's I asked before I had my CWP.
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    Sounds like it to me. As long as it's latched (not locked). But I'm no authority on SC laws. Often states have conflicting laws on the same subject.
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    Yep, that's the way I understand it.

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    Thanks guys for the insight. Yeah alot of these laws are written it seems in a way that is purposely confusing. I just really questioned that law because it seems from how I understand it that without a CCW in NC, if I drive down the road with a "loaded" firearm in an "unlocked" glovebox then it is considered CONCEALED and ILLEGAL. Man I really despise how some of these laws are written. Sometimes I find myself reading the samething over and over again and then I seem more confused.

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