If you are looking to own a gun, it is important to know what rights you have and the tools that can make the process easier.
- In South Carolina, you do not need a permit to purchase rifles, shotguns, or handguns. There is also a “castle doctrine” which allows gun owners to use deadly force against intruders into their home, business, or car. Openly carrying weapons is not permitted, but a handgun may be stored in the glove compartment of a car without a permit.
- States with SC reciprocity: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia & Wyoming
- The “stand your ground” philosophy states that an individual has the right to meet force with force, including deadly force, if attacked while not engaged in unlawful activity, if there is reason to believe that their life is in danger or there is the possibility of great bodily injury.
- The “alter ego” clause states that an individual may also meet force with force, including deadly force, in an attempt to protect another person from death or great bodily injury, if the victim would have had the rights permitted by “stand your ground” had they fought back.
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