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Cassie Foss of the Island Packet published a fascinating piece last Sunday regarding the state’s rules on concealed gun laws, citing in the process
the recent Christmas Eve shooting which left one Beaufort County man dead.
As it stands now, South Carolina’s Code of Laws mandates
that constituents who desire to carry a firearm of 12 inches long must keep it
hidden within their clothes for all situations not including self-defense. It
also stipulates that a person without a concealed-carry permit may hold the
weapon in their vehicle, but only if it remains in the trunk or closed
The law also makes clear that “presenting” or “pointing” a
firearm not in self-defense is a felony, regardless of whether the gun is
loaded or not.
To check out The Digitel’s continuing coverage of the
infamous Christmas Eve shooting, click here.
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