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Sponsors: Reps. M.A. Pitts, Barfield, Bingham, Ceips, Clark, Clemmons, Davenport, Duncan, Keegan, Koon, Leach, Limehouse, Pinson, Sinclair and Toole
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2004
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Pistols, certain retired or disabled police officers may carry
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/14/2004 House Introduced and read first time HJ-7 1/14/2004 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-7
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO LAWFULLY MAY CARRY A PISTOL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN RETIRED OR DISABLED POLICE OFFICERS MAY LAWFULLY CARRY A PISTOL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-23-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-23-20. It is unlawful for anyone to carry about the person any pistol, whether concealed or not, except as follows:
(1) Regular, salaried law enforcement officers and reserve police officers of a municipality or county of the State, uncompensated Governor's constables, law enforcement officers of the federal government or other states when they are carrying out official duties while in this State, deputy enforcement officers of the Natural Resources Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural Resources, retired or disabled police officers who are not psychologically disabled, and retired commissioned law enforcement officers employed as private detectives or private investigators.
(2) Members of the Armed Forces of the United States or of the National Guard, organized reserves, or the State Militia when on duty.
(3) Members of organizations authorized by law to purchase or receive firearms from the United States or this State, or regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting or collecting modern and antique firearms while these members are at or going to or from their places of target practice or their shows and exhibits.
(4) Licensed hunters or fishermen while engaged in hunting or fishing or going to or from their places of hunting or fishing.
Any A person regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, repossession, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of this person while possessing, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of the business.
(6) Guards engaged in protection of property of the United States or any agency
thereof of the United States.
Any A authorized military or civil organizations while parading or the members thereof of them when going to and from the places of meeting of their respective organizations.
Any A person in his home, or upon his real property, or fixed place of business.
Any A person in a vehicle where the pistol is secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, or closed trunk.
Any A person carrying a pistol unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or a fixed place of business or while in the process of the changing or moving of one's residence or the changing or moving of his fixed place of business.
Any A prison guard while engaged in his official duties.
Any A person who is granted a permit under provision of law by the State Law Enforcement Division to carry a pistol about his person, under conditions set forth in the permit.
Persons authorized to carry weapons pursuant to items (6) and (12) of this section may exercise this privilege only after acquiring a permit from the State Law Enforcement Division as provided for in Article 4 of Chapter 31 of Title 23."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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