If you are from a state South Carolina does not like (as far as concealed carry), then your only choice is to purchase property in South Carolina, then get your 8 hours of approved training, your concealed carry form filled out by the Assessors office stating that you own real property in the Great state of South Carolina, then apply for your non-resident concealed carry permit. SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) links are here.
Here is my story.
My wife’s family lives in South Carolina. When we go visit I wanted to be able to carry. You never know when some BG (Bad Guy – or Gal) will try to kill you and/or your family just to get something that they want from you.
Like these videos here, who would have thought that they might come so close to death over a purse?
If they will do crazy stuff like this, what do you think more desperate or depraved people may do?
It is up to us to be aware of what is going on around us – to be ready to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Take some time and money, get the training to help you and your family protect yourselves.
First I went to several Reciprocity websites to see if South Carolina honored the Great state of Alabama’s concealed carry permit. ALL of them said the permit was not honored! No problem, I said, many people just get a Non-resident permit. So I went to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) website. I clicked on the Non-Resident CWP form. All that is there is an form for the tax Assessor to fill out saying you own property in South Carolina. With a little exploration of the SLED website, I found that you have to own property in South Carolina to get their NON-Resident concealed weapons permit. That made that impractical!
In my searches, I found that people were using non-resident permits from other states to cover several states their resident permit did not cover. That sounded like a good idea, so I searched and tried to find an good non-resident permit that would cover South Carolina. While looking at the Florida non-resident permit I found out that Florida and South Carolina do not honor any permit that is not a resident permit. (You have to live in the state that issued the permit before they will honor it.)
This new revelation shows that South Carolina has blocked all avenues for US citizens that want to travel thru its borders exercising their rights under the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. It seems that to them the Constitution did not put enough limitations on said freedom. If you are in a state that upholds the second amendment without requiring 8 hours or more of training, fingerprinting, extensive medical checks, and other back ground checks, then South Carolina will NOT recognize your permit. They do not even allow you to jump through all their hoops and get a non-resident permit. The way they achieve this is by requiring you to own property in South Carolina before you can concealed carry a gun.
Therefore they have all the states they will not honor locked out.
Just a note, I am for training. It is good to learn and practice life saving techniques, both with and without a gun. I feel South Carolina should make it so that people that want to jump through the hoops to get a SC permit should be able to take the classes, go through the hoops, pay for the permit – not make it unreasonable to achieve this level of protection while in their Great State.
This is my opinion and I’m sticking to it (unless shown otherwise).
Robert Harvey – Alabama