PT111 wrote:Permitted Concealed Weapons carry is legal in SC. Rights cannot be 'permitted'.The discussion has come up about being able to carry in certain places and should GFZ signs being put up. In SC there is no OC and is some states such as TN OC or CC requires a permit so this question is not completely restricted to SC. If you are in a place that does not have GFZ signs and it is perfectly legal to carry can you be stopped and required to show your permit. For instance you are walking down the mall, a LEO notices the bulge in your pants and thinks that you are carrying can he stop and ask you if it is a gun and if you have a permit to CC.
This question has come up that I have proposed that we allow CC with a permit here[my emphasis, DH]. My argument is that anyone carryingshould have a permit and if they do not then they will be breaking the law whether or not we put up the signs. The signs will only keep those without a permit from carrying. The question was asked if wenotice someone carrying by whatever way we happen to do it how do we know they have a permit or not. Can we stop them and require them to show it. If this would be an illegal stop then the signs will go up for everyone to be denied CC. The same would apply in states such as TN where OC is allowed with a permit. If a LEO sees someone OC can he stop and aks them to show the permit?