Gov. Sanford signed S593 into law.
This allows SC CWP holders to have their weapons on school grounds.
Though the bill was ammended to force us to put the weapon in a glove box, console or trunk compartment, we are allowed to have our weapons on school grounds with a CWP.
Grass Roots Gun Rights does another well done job!
So even with CWP, we have to remove fromour person and place in glove box, console or trunk when dropping off our kids?
VA is the same way. It use to be that somebody with a CPL couldn't bring their weapon on school grounds. Now as long as you don't get out of the car you can carry onto campus to pick up your child. It's a step in the right direction.
Too bad you can't leave it holstered on your body, but this is much better than it was.
Looking for a silver lining in the amendment that requires placing your gun in the console, etc., one benefit is it provides a teaching opportunity every day you drop/pickup your child at school (that is, if you transfer to/from your CCW holster while in the car): they are reminded you carry a gun, they see it as a normal every-day occurrence, and they see you obeying the law.
My daughter sees one of my guns every day since I have one that goes in a holster between the front-seat console and her seat. Sometimes I hand it to her and she places it there. As a result, she is much more comfortable handling guns now than when she first started. She's figured out it's not going to bite her or fire itself.
Perhaps you can turn the inconvenience and absurdity of your new law into a real plus for your children.
Can you do this if you are employed at the school?
Originally Posted by AllAmerican
Yes... It is my understanding that if you were employed by that school and have a CWP you can take your gun and leave it in your locked (or attended) car
Oh, I wasn't thinking about those who work at a school. I was thinking in terms of dropping kids off at school.
Originally Posted by cphilip
For those who work at a school, that is great news! At least you can be armed on your trip to and from school. You also have some access to a firearm if needed, although delayed and perhaps with repercussions, but there if needed, i.e. the recent college shooting where an active shooter was detained after someone retrieved a weapon from a car.
Its for both Grady...
That catch is that one must have a CWP.
I was replying to retsupt99's question.
Originally Posted by grady
In our case it affects me when I go on Campus in some parking areas that are not open to the general public plus it also affects my Daughter in Law who teaches at a Middle school. We both have CWP and so it protects our keeping the guns in our car. Would rather it went far as full concealed carry but.... little baby steps!