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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in South Carolina.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 5 December
Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in South Carolina
South Carolina prohibits any person under age 18 from possessing or acquiring a handgun. Firearms dealers are prohibited from knowingly selling, offering for sale, delivering, leasing, renting, bartering, or exchanging any handgun to any person under age 18.
There is no minimum age to purchase or possess rifles in South Carolina.
Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits…
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