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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Universal Background Checks in South Carolina.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 19 September
Private Sales in South Carolina
Private firearms transfers (i.e., transfers by non-firearms dealers) are not subject to a background check requirement in South Carolina.
South Carolina law prohibits knowingly selling, offering to sell, delivering, leasing, renting, bartering, exchanging, or transporting for sale into the state any handgun to a person prohibited from possessing handguns under South Carolina law…
South Carolina prohibits the furnishing of a firearm to:
- A juvenile committed to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice while on the institutional grounds of the Department;
- A patient or prisoner of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health ("SCDMH"); or
- A patient receiving inpatient services in a program under the jurisdiction of the SCDMH.
South Carolina also prohibits any person from knowingly selling, offering, delivering, leasing, renting, bartering, exchanging a firearm to someone who is not lawfully present in the U.S….
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