How to Sell a Gun in South Carolina

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Navigating the complexities of selling firearms in South Carolina can be challenging. However, when you understand the state and federal regulations, the process becomes much simpler. This comprehensive guide provides you with key insights into South Carolina gun laws, essential safety measures, and effective practices for selling guns.

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Published On:
June 10, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
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General Questions & Answers

Is it legal to sell a gun in South Carolina?

Yes it is legal to sell a gun in South Carolina, private firearm sales are permitted.

Can you buy a gun in South Carolina without a license?

South Carolina does not require a permit to purchase handguns, rifles, or long guns from a licensed dealer in-state. There is no waiting period involved when purchasing a firearm, but you do need to pass a background check and be at least 18 years old.

How much is a handgun permit in South Carolina?

$50.00

a non-refundable payment of $50.00 (certified check, cashier's check, or money order) made payable to SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) two (2) complete, legible sets of fingerprint cards.

Can someone from out of state sell a gun in South Carolina?

Whenever a private individual, not a gun store, sells a firearm across state lines (meaning to a person who resides in another state), a federally licensed firearm dealer must be utilized in the buyer's state of residence to facilitate the transfer.

Do you need a federally-issued ID to buy a gun in South Carolina?

Yes, to purchase a firearm in South Carolina, you typically need a federally-issued identification like a passport or a state-issued identification like a driver's license.

What do you need to sell firearms in South Carolina?

Private sales of firearms can be conducted by private parties without a proper license if both parties are legally allowed to own a firearm in the state of South Carolina.

What is the process to buy a gun in South Carolina?

To purchase a handgun or long gun in South Carolina you are required to have either a Concealed carry permit or have an instant background check done. If you do not have a concealed carry permit, The firearms dealer will have you fill out an ATF form 4473. Once this is filled out, the dealer will perform a NICs background check.

What documents I need to buy a gun in South Carolina?

To purchase a handgun or a long gun in South Carolina, you must have a valid government-issued picture ID, such as a driver's license, listing your current address. 

What are the rules for gun ownership in South Carolina?

South Carolina requires no permit to purchase rifles, shotguns, or handguns. Purchasers must be at least 18 years old for rifles and shotguns, and 21 for handguns. Federal law mandates background checks on prospective handgun buyers from licensed dealers, but private sellers are exempt unless selling knowingly to someone legally barred from firearm ownership. South Carolina does not require firearms registration. While the state is a "shall issue" jurisdiction for concealed carry permits—with requirements of being at least 21, passing a background check, and completing an approved training course—it does not generally permit the open carry of handguns.

Are South Carolina gun laws strict?

South Carolina is known for having relatively lenient gun laws compared to some other states in the United States.

Does South Carolina have a gun registry?

South Carolina does not require firearms registration.

How much does it cost to transfer a gun in South Carolina?

When a private individual, rather than a gun store, sells a firearm to someone residing in another state, the transfer must be facilitated by a federally licensed firearm dealer in the buyer's state of residence. The fees associated with this process can vary depending on the specific FFL (Federal Firearms License) involved.

Does South Carolina allow private gun sales?

Person-to-person firearm sales are permitted in South Carolina.

Can you gift someone a gun in South Carolina?

It is perfectly legal to buy someone a gun as a gift in South Carolina, as long is that person eligible to have one in possession.

Who can't own a gun in South Carolina?

S.C. Code § 16-23-30(B) prohibits the following persons from acquiring or possessing a handgun in South Carolina: Any person who has been convicted of a crime of violence, whether in South Carolina or elsewhere. A “crime of violence” is defined at S.C.

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Selling your firearms in South Carolina, particularly online, can seem daunting. But understanding the legal requirements and adhering to best practices can make the process smooth and efficient. Always stay updated with local and federal laws regarding firearm sales to ensure a seamless, lawful transaction.

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