What to know before traveling with concealed weapons this holiday season

What to know before traveling with concealed weapons this holiday season

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – While the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is asking motorists to pack some extra patience while driving this holiday season, WMBF News wanted to find out in which states a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit is valid, in case you plan on packing something in addition to extra patience during your travels.

According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's website, South Carolina permittees may carry concealed firearms in the following reciprocal states:

Residents in reciprocal states who hold permits are responsible for understanding the applicable laws and regulations of the reciprocal state.

Click on the states above to access the website associated with the state's concealed firearms regulations.

Permittees from the reciprocal states may carry concealed firearms in South Carolina by abiding by the restrictions set forth in the state's Concealed Weapons Permit law.

According to www.usacarry.com, the following states also allow South Carolina residents with a Concealed Weapons Permit to carry concealed:

  • Alabama
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont

To see which states you can carry concealed in and to see which state's permits are honored in a particular state, click here.

Travelers need to also be sure to check each state's requirements for carrying in a vehicle and their requirement as to when to inform a law enforcement officer that you are carrying.

For more information on South Carolina gun laws or the Concealed Weapons Permit Program, visit SLED's website at http://www.sled.sc.gov/cwp.aspx?MenuID=CWP.

Click on the link to read WMBF News Reporter Katrina Helmer's story about traveling on the roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday: Troopers working to keep busy roads safe this holiday

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