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Obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) in South Carolina

Updated: May 5, 2023

In South Carolina, a CWP allows individuals to carry concealed firearms in public places. To obtain a CWP, you must be at least 21 years old, a resident of South Carolina, and not prohibited from possessing firearms under state or federal law.


The application process for a CWP involves completing a training course that includes firearm safety and proficiency, passing a criminal background check, and submitting an application to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). The application fee is $50.


Once approved, a CWP is valid for five years. I n South Carolina, there are restrictions on where you can carry a concealed weapon, such as schools and government buildings. It is essential to know and follow these restrictions to avoid legal issues.


It is also crucial to note that the laws and regulations surrounding concealed weapons permits can vary by state and are subject to change. It is always a good idea to research the specific laws in your state and consult with legal professionals if you have any questions or concerns.


I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any further questions, feel free to send us a message or click on the badge to be directed to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) website for more information.


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