SC Gov. signs bill allowing open gun carry with permit

State News

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – A bill allowing people in South Carolina with a concealed weapon permit to openly carry their guns was signed into law Monday.

Governor Henry McMaster signed the Open Carry with Training Act which also eliminates the $50 concealed weapon permit fee.

The bill allows permit holders to openly carry their concealable weapon on them or in their car unless signs are posted which prohibit such weapons.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released information for the public Monday eveing regarding the new law.

“It’s critical for gun owners to understand the new law before carrying their weapon in public,” said SLED Chief Mark Keel.

SLED will be working to update the handgun education course, provide training for law enforcement, and update the way applications and renewals are processed, the agency said.

The law goes into effect on August 16.

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