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    Doing a delivery to South Carolina from Georgia. What are the vehicle carry laws?

    I will be running a medical scooter from Georgia to South Carolina tomorrow and want to know what the vehicle carry laws are? I found that the two above mentioned states do not recognize each other carry permits so I will be traveling as a non-licensed person. I believe I read that therefore the gun has to be in the closed glove compartment (there are other areas I know but that's where I will carry). I just want to confirm this with someone on here. Trying to quickly learn another state's laws in frustrating. Thanks a ton..

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    In SC keep it in the glove box or console and you are good to go with or without a permit. On a motorcycle in the saddle bags and no problem. You can also carry in the trunk or in a case behind the rear seat of a SUV or Pickup and in all cases can be loaded or unloaded.

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    thanks for the info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT111 View Post
    In SC keep it in the glove box or console and you are good to go with or without a permit. On a motorcycle in the saddle bags and no problem. You can also carry in the trunk or in a case behind the rear seat of a SUV or Pickup and in all cases can be loaded or unloaded.
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    The following is from the SLED website:

    http://www.sled.sc.gov/SCStateGunLaw...x?MenuID=CWP#1

    SECTION 16-23-20. Unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions.

    It is unlawful for anyone to carry about the person any handgun, whether concealed or not, except as follows, unless otherwise specifically prohibited by law:

    (1) regular, salaried law enforcement officers, and reserve police officers of a state agency, municipality, or county of the State, uncompensated Governor’s constables, law enforcement officers of the federal government or other states when they are carrying out official duties while in this State, deputy enforcement officers of the Natural Resources Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural Resources, and retired commissioned law enforcement officers employed as private detectives or private investigators;

    (2) members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard, organized reserves, or the State Militia when on duty;

    (3) members, or their invited guests, of organizations authorized by law to purchase or receive firearms from the United States or this State or regularly enrolled members, or their invited guests, of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting or collecting modern and antique firearms while these members, or their invited guests, are at or going to or from their places of target practice or their shows and exhibits;

    (4) licensed hunters or fishermen who are engaged in hunting or fishing or going to or from their places of hunting or fishing while in a vehicle or on foot;

    (5) a person regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, repossessing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of this person, while possessing, using, or carrying a handgun in the usual or ordinary course of the business;

    (6) guards authorized by law to possess handguns and engaged in protection of property of the United States or any agency of the United States;

    (7) members of authorized military or civil organizations while parading or when going to and from the places of meeting of their respective organizations;

    (8) a person in his home or upon his real property or a person who has the permission of the owner or the person in legal possession or the person in legal control of the home or real property;

    (9) a person in a vehicle if the handgun is secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; however, this item is not violated if the glove compartment, console, or trunk is opened in the presence of a law enforcement officer for the sole purpose of retrieving a driver’s license, registration, or proof of insurance;

    (10) a person carrying a handgun unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or fixed place of business or while in the process of changing or moving one’s residence or changing or moving one’s fixed place of business;

    (11) a prison guard while engaged in his official duties;

    (12) a person who is granted a permit under provision of law by the State Law Enforcement Division to carry a handgun about his person, under conditions set forth in the permit, and while transferring the handgun between the permittee’s person and a location specified in item (9);

    (13) the owner or the person in legal possession or the person in legal control of a fixed place of business, while at the fixed place of business, and the employee of a fixed place of business, other than a business subject to Section 16-23-465, while at the place of business; however, the employee may exercise this privilege only after: (a) acquiring a permit pursuant to item (12), and (b) obtaining the permission of the owner or person in legal control or legal possession of the premises;

    (14) a person engaged in firearms related activities while on the premises of a fixed place of business which conducts, as a regular course of its business, activities related to sale, repair, pawn, firearms training, or use of firearms, unless the premises is posted with a sign limiting possession of firearms to holders of permits issued pursuant to item (12);

    (15) a person while transferring a handgun directly from or to a vehicle and a location specified in this section where one may legally possess the handgun.

    (16) Any person on a motorcycle when the pistol is secured in a closed saddlebag or other similar closed accessory container attached, whether permanently or temporarily, to the motorcycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmed View Post
    I will be running a medical scooter from Georgia to South Carolina tomorrow and want to know what the vehicle carry laws are? I found that the two above mentioned states do not recognize each other carry permits so I will be traveling as a non-licensed person. I believe I read that therefore the gun has to be in the closed glove compartment (there are other areas I know but that's where I will carry). I just want to confirm this with someone on here. Trying to quickly learn another state's laws in frustrating. Thanks a ton..
    Glove compartment or trunk. Yes it can be loaded. On the flip side, I live close to the Ga line here in SC and love to travel to your lucky state. Open carry on person with my reciprocity Pa license. Open carry in vehicle without. What can I say about the backwards legislation over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bed92186 View Post
    Glove compartment or trunk. Yes it can be loaded. On the flip side, I live close to the Ga line here in SC and love to travel to your lucky state. Open carry on person with my reciprocity Pa license. Open carry in vehicle without. What can I say about the backwards legislation over here.
    You have to love the statute :

    Ga will grant reciprocity if the other state grants them first. SC won't do it first because Ga has more relaxed laws. WTF????

    http://law.ga.gov/00/press/detail/0,...850559,00.html

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    @bed92186...

    Remember the days you could get a NH Non-Res for $20? Then carry in GA. Now they charge $100. Yikes!!! That's why I went to a Fla Non-Res. $17 more & get alot more states.

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    I live in Savannah, Ga. and travel through SC regularly, since my parents are ailing and live in upstate SC. As soon as I hit the state line I have to unholster my gun and slide it into the glove box. I have to leave it there until I get to my parents house. I feel naked when I go places and have to leave my gun in the car. I carry a less expensive gun when I go to SC simply because I have to leave it unattended in the car so much. That is the best way to get your gun stolen. Just leave it in the glove box and wait for someone to break your side window and steal the contents of the glove box. Criminals know that there are a lot of guns sitting in glove boxes in SC because of this law. It stinks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolfrmn View Post
    You have to love the statute :

    Ga will grant reciprocity if the other state grants them first. SC won't do it first because Ga has more relaxed laws. WTF????

    http://law.ga.gov/00/press/detail/0,...850559,00.html
    Hey, being from Ga. I see the point. If your state won't allow us to carry in SC, then there is no way we want your state carrying in ours. It would be rubbing our faces in the fact that we are not good enough to carry in your state, but you are good enough to carry in ours. Yes, Georgia doesn't require a course & test in order to carry. We have to pass a background check & get finger printed. SC does require the course & proficiency test. But that in no way assures anybody that SC gun carriers are any more proficient than GA. carriers are.

    If the state doesn't require a course or test in order to have kids, then why waste our time & money on gun courses. It's the governments way of saying we can't possibly be reliable enough to be trusted with guns. Oh, but having 10 kids is alright...we the government trust you on that one. Look we have a constitutional right to have kids, go to the church of our choice, own property, etc. We don't need a course & test to exercise those rights. Why is protecting ourselves with a gun any different?
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