Good man! I bicycled armed for 10 years/40K miles in South Carolina's Lowcountry (Charleston) where a concealed weapon must be carried on ones person. Your devil will be in a close reading of your statutes. Best wishes.
South Carolina requires:
Carry in a purse/briefcase will have to be the subject of litigation to precedential case law."Concealable weapon" means a firearm having a length of less than twelve inches measured along its greatest dimension that must be carried in a manner that is hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing except when needed for self-defense, defense of others, and the protection of real or personal property.