South Carolina Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for SC Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact South Carolina gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to South Carolina can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

South Carolina State Constitution

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. As, in times of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained without the consent of the General Assembly. The military power of the State shall always be held in subordination to the civil authority and be governed by it. No soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner nor in time of war but in the manner prescribed by law."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is vested in and derived from the people only, therefore, they have the right at all times to modify their form of government."

South Carolina Gun Laws

South Carolina Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
South Carolina Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit Program (Source: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division)
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) CWP Frequently Asked Questions (Source: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division)

South Carolina Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting in South Carolina (Source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)
South Carolina Hunting Regulations (Source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)
South Carolina Fishing and Hunting License Pricing (Source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)
South Carolina Buy / Purchase Hunting and Fishing Licenses Online (Source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)
South Carolina Hunter Education (Source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)

South Carolina Shooting Ranges

South Carolina Public Shooting Ranges (Source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

South Carolina Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

South Carolina NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

South Carolina State Firearm & Hunting Associations

South Carolina Gun Shows and FFLs

South Carolina Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
South Carolina Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
South Carolina FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
South Carolina Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

South Carolina Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Utah Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

South Carolina Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

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