A Heavy Load: Carrying a Long Gun in South Carolina

The following is a video transcript.

South Carolina law allows for the carrying of long guns such as shotguns and rifles openly or concealed in a vehicle. As a general rule, a long gun may be carried loaded unless you are traveling to a state park, recreational area, or a wildlife area during hunting season. Then it must be unloaded. Under both state and federal law, as long as the long gun is legal and is not a prohibited weapon such as a sawed-off shotgun, or sawed-off rifle, or a machinegun, open or concealed transportation of rifles or shotguns by persons who lawfully possess them is legal.

Carrying of long guns is not difficult in South Carolina and laws are friendly to long gun owners who may enjoy hunting, sports shooting, or target shooting. If you have any questions regarding carrying a long gun in South Carolina or any other firearm-related question, please call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to your Independent Program Attorney.

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