Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
    (Lycoming County)
    Age
    23
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    413810

    Default Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    Hopefully the correct place to post this.

    I'm traveling to South Carolina in a few weeks to attend a friend's wedding and want to travel with my carry weapon. The trip route takes me through PA, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and then South Carolina.

    From the NRA website, I see that Virginia and North Carolina honor my LTCF, but South Carolina does not. South Carolina also does not appear to honor any non-residence permits, so non-resident permits are out of the option for SC. From my limited knowledge, I believe that traveling through Maryland, as I do not plan to stop, is legal to keep my firearm on me, but I am not sure how South Carolina handles overnight stays with firearms. The trip will be two nights in South Carolina, I do not plan to carry the firearm on me while inside the state aside from transporting from vehicle to hotel room and visa-versa.

    I found this article on it, but it doesn't fully answer my question about traveling with a firearm. Does anyone have some information carrying laws for South Carolina?
    Ideally, I would like to be able to keep it loaded in my lockable glovebox, but even if I'm able to keep it in my glovebox unloaded would be acceptable.

    Article: https://www.charlestonlaw.net/handgu...outh-carolina/

    Edit: Added West Virginia due to forgetting I would pass through it first.
    Last edited by BlueTrooper; April 9th, 2019 at 10:25 AM.
    Cyber-Security, Physical Security, Personal Protection. All as important as the others.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Langhorne, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    234
    Rep Power
    3975674

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    Research FOPA. Do NOT carry on you through Maryland or we won't be hearing from you for a couple years!

    SC has some limited allowances in the car, but not on your person. https://www.usacarry.com/ is a good resource.
    "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." ― Edward R. Murrow

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
    (Lehigh County)
    Posts
    2,204
    Rep Power
    21474844

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    Illegitimus non carborundum est

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    In the can, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    2,431
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    I use this one: https://www.gunlawguide.com/product/e-book/
    $15 download, worth every penny.

    OP, your information seems a bit off.
    Please read up on the travel laws.
    Wouldn't want to lose you.
    Bern-
    -
    How can you have any cookies if you don't drink your milk?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    erie, Pennsylvania
    (Erie County)
    Posts
    936
    Rep Power
    10652180

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTrooper View Post
    Hopefully the correct place to post this.

    I'm traveling to South Carolina in a few weeks to attend a friend's wedding and want to travel with my carry weapon. The trip route takes me through PA, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and then South Carolina.

    From the NRA website, I see that Virginia and North Carolina honor my LTCF, but South Carolina does not. South Carolina also does not appear to honor any non-residence permits, so non-resident permits are out of the option for SC. From my limited knowledge, I believe that traveling through Maryland, as I do not plan to stop, is legal to keep my firearm on me, but I am not sure how South Carolina handles overnight stays with firearms. The trip will be two nights in South Carolina, I do not plan to carry the firearm on me while inside the state aside from transporting from vehicle to hotel room and visa-versa.

    I found this article on it, but it doesn't fully answer my question about traveling with a firearm. Does anyone have some information carrying laws for South Carolina?
    Ideally, I would like to be able to keep it loaded in my lockable glovebox, but even if I'm able to keep it in my glovebox unloaded would be acceptable.

    Article: https://www.charlestonlaw.net/handgu...outh-carolina/
    IANAL, but I would strongly recommend leaving your firearms home, as you are not allowed by law to have a firearm in SC, except by Federal Transport laws. Since SC is your destination, not a state you are traveling through, on your way to somewhere you may legally possess a firearm ( e.g. reciprocal state) the transport laws would not cover you. Just my opinion. And definitely, do not carry through MD. Lock everything up, unloaded, in your trunk.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
    (Lycoming County)
    Age
    23
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    413810

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    Thank you for your replies. I had thought MD loosened up with regards to the federal travel laws but I guess not.

    I shall proceed to travel unarmed then.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Glockin, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    2,366
    Rep Power
    17937828

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by SevenMilePete View Post
    IANAL, but I would strongly recommend leaving your firearms home, as you are not allowed by law to have a firearm in SC, except by Federal Transport laws. Since SC is your destination, not a state you are traveling through, on your way to somewhere you may legally possess a firearm ( e.g. reciprocal state) the transport laws would not cover you. Just my opinion. And definitely, do not carry through MD. Lock everything up, unloaded, in your trunk.
    That doesn't appear to be true. SC law states you're allowed to have a loaded handgun in certain areas of your vehicle (glove box, console stick out to me). What isn't clear though is whether you can transport it into/out of you hotel. Looks like no. In which case hopefully you have a locking glove box.


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTrooper View Post
    Thank you for your replies. I had thought MD loosened up with regards to the federal travel laws but I guess not.

    I shall proceed to travel unarmed then.
    See above. A handgun in the parking lot or a few miles away is better than a few states away. As long as you can properly secure it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Southwest, Pennsylvania
    (Washington County)
    Posts
    1,773
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by SevenMilePete View Post
    IANAL, but I would strongly recommend leaving your firearms home, as you are not allowed by law to have a firearm in SC, except by Federal Transport laws. Since SC is your destination, not a state you are traveling through, on your way to somewhere you may legally possess a firearm ( e.g. reciprocal state) the transport laws would not cover you. Just my opinion. And definitely, do not carry through MD. Lock everything up, unloaded, in your trunk.
    This is not accurate. You are not forbidden from having a firearm in South Carolina (constitution?). They simply do recognize your license to carry. This does not mean you can not legally possess a firearm in your dwelling, and it does not negate FOPA.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    1,681
    Rep Power
    12575422

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    I didn't see anything regarding transporting through the state without stopping - did i miss it. pretty confusing.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
    (Lycoming County)
    Age
    23
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    413810

    Default Re: Traveling To South Carolina for a Wedding

    It does appear if I travel through Maryland, land of the not-free, I have to stop at PA Border unload and lock the firearm up in the trunk, then travel through Maryland and stop in Virginia and then I can load back up and carry the firearm upon my person until SC Boarder.

    Upon the SC boarder, I'm not sure if I would be able to store the firearm in my glovebox loaded or if I need to unload it and keep it locked in my trunk like I would have done for Maryland.
    Cyber-Security, Physical Security, Personal Protection. All as important as the others.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. South Carolina
    By leadpusher in forum General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: March 23rd, 2016, 11:46 PM
  2. South Carolina????
    By Huascar82 in forum General
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: July 15th, 2015, 01:57 PM
  3. South Carolina cc/oc
    By 350CI in forum Concealed & Open Carry
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: June 24th, 2014, 09:27 AM
  4. So how do you 'get' South Carolina
    By dc dalton in forum Concealed Carry
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: August 9th, 2011, 03:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops