If you look at all the mass shootings over the past years, in virtually every case, the perp had a history of mental problems. The issue is how do you screen people for mental suitability to own or carry a handgun? I guess that might prove to be the basis of another governmental intervention in the future. If the Feds can't push a national registration/licensing system through, then they will try for establishment of mental screening to determine suitability to own and use a handgun, or any gun for that matter. That will probably end up the same as Concealed Carry permits, where they have to be renewed every 4 or 5 years. You'll have to go and be rescreened every few years by a Psychiatrist to determine whether or not you are sane enough to own or carry a gun. I don't advocate more govt control, but I can see it coming despite the best efforts of defenders of the 2A. An awful lot of money and power bent on removing guns from society regardless of the cost to our rights. When that happens, we will all truly be serfs of the governmental lords.
I'm actually quite amazed there hasn't been a suit against SC. For one thing, non-residents of many states are basically reduced to glove box carry while in SC due to the non-recognition of non-resident out of state permits. With no OC you have a recipe for getting a big court win IMO. But no one has tried.http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/nikki-haley-christmas-present-gun-101549.html?hp=l10
Great. At least she appreciates her rights under our Constitution.
Huh? I have two suggestions for you. First is to go find your CWP "instructor" and get your money back. If those are your understandings of SC law I can only imaging what other crap you were taught. Second would be for you to access SC laws concerning carry and read them - I mean actually read them.is probably the reason however SC does reciprocate on permits with many states. From what I can figure, it appears that we just don't reciprocate with states that have OC. Now I'm not sure why other than perhaps nobody in the current state government is a staunch advocate of OC. I believe we also don't reciprocate in circumstances where the other state has no training requirement. SC has an 8 hour class requirement (kind of a joke, imo) plus range qualification, but nonetheless it's required. We don't reciprocate with Georgia, but I am told it's because they have no training requirement. But in Georgia, you can possess your gun in your car in the glove compartment without a GA permit.
and as far as glove box carry, that's pretty much what we have to do here anyhow. My understanding is that even with a SC permit, you have to have the weapon in a closed container when in the vehicle anyhow, behind a pickup truck seat, in a console or glove box. I don't believe it can be visible. Now I haven't tried that with a LEO because I always have it in the console, but that's my understanding. You put it on your person (concealed) when you leave the vehicle.