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Thread: Will SC become an Open Carry state for some?

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    Reading HR 3212 and hearing some comments I have a question on it. If passed it says that SC will honor all concealable permits from any state. I understand that it means that a state that issues a permit to those under 21 SC will also honor those even if a SC resident is required to be 21. In a similar manner those states such as Tennessee that do not issue concealable permits, rather carry permits will they be allowed to open carry in SC or will SC honor only concealable permits.

    Reciprocal agreements are such that the permits of one state are honored by the other state but the laws of the honoring state take precedence. However it appears that if HR 3212 is passed no reprocity is in effect and the laws of the issuing state then apply. If SC honors a permit for an 18 year old then why would they not honor open carry if the permit is such?

    Text of Bill : Valid out-of-state permits to carry concealable weapons held by a resident of another state must be honored by this State


    http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess117_...bills/3212.htm

    Edited to add link to bill HR 3212 and text of bill.



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    You did not post any link, however, I cannot imagine that the text supports exemption of holders of other states' permits from SC's OC ban.

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    I would think so but I was wondering because I have heard several places about the under 21 loophole.

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    What is the status of this bill, do you know?

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    It is on the Senate calendar for January when they resume.

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    Thanks for the reply.

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    A holder of a permit is obligated to abide by the laws of the state he is visiting when travelling outside of his home state armed. If open carry is legal in your home state, and you have a permit honored by SC, you are not legal to carry openly in SC. You are restricted in the same way a resident permit holder is.

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    Hef wrote:
    A holder of a permit is obligated to abide by the laws of the state he is visiting when travelling outside of his home state armed. If open carry is legal in your home state, and you have a permit honored by SC, you are not legal to carry openly in SC. You are restricted in the same way a resident permit holder is.
    Does that include the age limit as that was one of the aguments that SLED was using agains this bill? That was true with reciprocy but this would be honoring.

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    PT111 wrote:
    Hef wrote:
    A holder of a permit is obligated to abide by the laws of the state he is visiting when travelling outside of his home state armed. If open carry is legal in your home state, and you have a permit honored by SC, you are not legal to carry openly in SC. You are restricted in the same way a resident permit holder is.
    Does that include the age limit as that was one of the aguments that SLED was using agains this bill? That was true with reciprocy but this would be honoring.

    I have no doubt that any restrictions placed on resident permit holders would be the same for non-residents.

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