South Carolina Law Enforcement Division - Protection of Persons and Property Act.
The stated intent of the legislation is to codify the common law castle doctrine, which recognizes that a person’s home is his castle, and to extend the doctrine to include an occupied vehicle and the person’s place of business. This bill authorizes the lawful use of deadly force under certain circumstances against an intruder or attacker in a person’s dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle. The bill provides that there is no duty to retreat if (1) the person is in a place where he has a right to be, including the person’s place of business, (2) the person is not engaged in an unlawful activity, and (3) the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent death, great bodily injury, or the commission of a violent crime. A person who lawfully uses deadly force is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action, unless the person against whom deadly force was used is a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his official duties and he identifies himself in accordance with applicable law or the person using deadly force knows or reasonably should have known the person is a law enforcement officer.
H.4301 (R412) was signed by the Governor on June 9, 2006.
South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit Reciprocity
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (Enhanced Only), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (Enhanced Only), Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas,Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Residents of reciprocal states who hold permits issued by their states of residence may carry concealed firearms in South Carolina, but must abide by the restrictions in the South Carolina CWP law. For that reason, out of state residents of reciprocal states should familiarize themselves with restricted carry locations and other provisions of South Carolina law posted on this website. South Carolina permittees who carry firearms in reciprocal states are likewise responsible for familiarizing themselves with the applicable laws and regulations of the reciprocal state. Web sites of those states may be accessed by selecting the desired state name listed above.
*Please note this information was obtained at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divisions Website and is subject to change. Please refer to the states website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Join us for our next Concealed Carry Permit Classes scheduled on Saturday June 2nd 2018. Learn your rights regarding personal defense and decide if carrying a concealed weapon is right for you. Call or stop by the store to register
Contact us for more information. Classes are one day and start at 8:00 am. We ask that you arrive by 7:30.
Parking is located behind Guardian Fidelity Mortgage at the corner of North Congress Street and West Madison Street.
65 North Congress Street, York SC 29745 803.684.7405