Retention of Sales & Background Check Records in South Carolina

South Carolina has no laws requiring the retention of sales or background check records by firearm sellers.

See our Retention of Firearm Sales and Background Check Records for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

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Local Authority to Regulate Firearms in South Carolina

The South Carolina Legislature comprehensively preempts local firearm and ammunition laws. South Carolina’s statute provides, in part, that:

No governing body of any county, municipality, or other political subdivision in the State may enact or promulgate any regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate…the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, or any combination of these things.1

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Ammunition Regulation in South Carolina

See our Ammunition Regulation for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

South Carolina prohibits the use, transportation, manufacture, possession, distribution, sale or purchase of any ammunition or shells that are coated with Teflon.1 Federal prohibitions on certain kinds of armor-piercing ammunition also apply.

A law South Carolina adopted in 2010 makes it unlawful for a person who has been convicted of a “violent crime,” as defined by South Carolina law, to po...

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Trafficking in South Carolina

In 2012, South Carolina repealed a prohibition against giving false evidence of identity when purchasing a handgun.1

South Carolina prohibits the knowing purchase, sale, transport, pawn, receipt or possession of any stolen handgun.2

South Carolina has no other laws that address gun trafficking.

See our Firearms Trafficking policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

 

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Background Checks in South Carolina

See our Background Checks policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Federal law requires federally licensed firearms dealers (but not unlicensed sellers) to initiate a background check on the purchaser prior to sale of a firearm. Federal law provides states with the option of serving as a state “point of contact” and conducting their own background checks using state, as well as federal, records and databases, or having the checks performed by the FBI usi...

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Disarming Prohibited Persons in South Carolina

South Carolina does not have a law requiring the confiscation of firearms owned by a person when he or she has become prohibited from possessing firearms. However, firearms or ammunition must be confiscated if they were involved in a violation of the prohibition against possession by a person who has been convicted of a violent felony offense.1  Similarly, firearms or ammunition must also be confiscated if they were involved in a violation of the prohibition against possession by a person ...

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Multiple Purchases & Sales of Firearms in South Carolina

South Carolina imposes no restrictions on purchases or sales of multiple firearms.1

See our Restrictions on Multiple Purchases or Sales of Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

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  1. A 30 year-old law restricting handgun purchases to one per person per month was repealed in 2004. See 2004 S.C. Acts 242.

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Mental Health Reporting in South Carolina

See our Mental Health Reporting policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm or ammunition by any person who has been “adjudicated as a mental defective” or involuntarily “committed to any mental institution.”1 No federal law, however, requires states to report the identities of these individuals to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”) database, which the FBI uses to perform background c...

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Gun Shows in Rhode Island

Rhode Island does not have specific laws regulating gun shows. The state imposes background checks for private purchases of firearms, however, and has a seven-day waiting period for all firearm sales to non-law enforcement personnel. See the sections entitled Private Sales in Rhode Island and Waiting Periods in Rhode Island.

See our Gun Shows policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

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