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Web Extras: Concealed Carry Regulation Information and Statistics

Map showing the states where a South Carolina concealed weapons permit is recognized. (Source: WMBF News) Map showing the states where a South Carolina concealed weapons permit is recognized. (Source: WMBF News)
Statistics showing the rise in CWP holders over the last four years. (Source: WMBF News) Statistics showing the rise in CWP holders over the last four years. (Source: WMBF News)

Below you will find additional information regarding concealed weapon permits in South Carolina, including other states where CWPs are recognized, and 

South Carolina Reciprocity:

According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division website:

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. 

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Idaho (Enhanced Only)
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia**
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

**As of March 1, 2016, South Carolina and Virginia no longer have concealed weapon permit reciprocity. But proposed legislative changes to Virginia law may permanently re-instate reciprocity with South Carolina.

South Carolina active CWP statistics:

2011: 148,316

2015: 276,084

Horry County active CWP statistics:

2011: 9,998

2015: 21,432

Florence County active CWP statistics:

2011: 4,614

2015: 7,889

View complete yearly statistics for each county from 2011 to 2015 in the PDF files below:

2011:

2012:

2013:

2014:

2015:

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