SC’s open carry law changes Aug. 15. Here’s what gun owners need to know

Gun safety tips you need to know Open carry becomes law in Texas on Jan. 1, 2016, but many states have concealed carry laws. LTC instructor Cassie Shockey talks about gun safety that goes for all states. By The Star Telegram captions and subtitles off, selected Open carry becomes law in Texas on Jan. 1, 2016, but many states have concealed carry laws. LTC instructor Cassie Shockey talks about gun safety that goes for all states. By The Star Telegram A new state law that will allow those with concealed carry permits to carry their firearms openly in South Carolina will take effect Aug. 15, the State Law Enforcement Division said in a press release Tuesday afternoon. With that new law come a few changes that gun owners should be aware of, SLED officials said. For those seeking a concealed weapons permit or seeking to renew or replace one they already had, the new law waives the application fee. The agency will return any money orders attached to applications that are postmarked on or after Aug. 15. However, if an application is postmarked before Aug. 15, SLED will require and accept fee payment. “As these fees are set by law, SLED cannot waive them,” the agency said. Additionally, all concealed weapons permit applications postmarked or received on or after Aug. 15 must come with “proof of training,” according to the SLED statement. That proof of training will consist of an “original document or certified copy of the document” given […]

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