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    Angry Handgun Possession Age?

    Greatings from SC. I recently moved here from AZ, and had a few questions.

    1. Age for possessing handguns? this: http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/SCSL.pdf says 21,
    but this: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4002650.shtml says 18, if nra is right, does this make my handgun that I
    legally owned in AZ suddenly illegal?

    2. I have read that open-carry is illegal in SC, but what about OC'ing while hiking or hunting?

    3. I used to carry a loaded (not chambered) rifle and pistol in my vehicle in AZ, would this be illegal in SC?

    Sorry if these are elementary questions, but I have searched the laws and couldn't find any direct answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Alderson View Post
    Greatings from SC. I recently moved here from AZ, and had a few questions.

    1. Age for possessing handguns? this: http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/SCSL.pdf says 21,
    but this: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4002650.shtml says 18, if nra is right, does this make my handgun that I
    legally owned in AZ suddenly illegal?

    The age to carry in SC is now 18. This was changed a short while back and a lot of sources have not been updated but it is 18. I assume that you are under 21 because of your question on this.


    2. I have read that open-carry is illegal in SC, but what about OC'ing while hiking or hunting?

    OC is legal while hunting or fishing as long as you have a valid hunting or fishing license. As for hiking OC would be legal only on private property where you have permission from the property owner. Since I doubt that you are talking about hiking on private property the answer would probably be no.


    3. I used to carry a loaded (not chambered) rifle and pistol in my vehicle in AZ, would this be illegal in SC?

    You can carry a loaded handgun in your glove box, console or trunk without a permit. Rifles laws are more lax and I can't seem to find very many restrictions at all on them.

    Sorry if these are elementary questions, but I have searched the laws and couldn't find any direct answers.

    I know I haven't given many details but I hope this helps some.

    Just for reference SC State Law 16-23-30-(3) about the age 18
    http://scstatehouse.gov/code/t16c023.htm
    Last edited by PT111; 08-22-2011 at 09:04 PM.

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    Thanks for the response, yes I am 20.

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