How to Sell a Gun in South Carolina

Selling a firearm is a big decision and it is crucial to be aware of federal and state laws that surround this topic. The State of South Carolina has restrictions you must adhere to when selling your gun to an individual. Gun laws are important to do your research on before considering a sale or transfer. During your research, consider the following laws and restrictions we have outlined in this article that affect gun sales in South Carolina.

Private Party Gun Sales in South Carolina

Selling Firearms in South Carolina

South Carolina does not require a background check when the seller is not a licensed dealer.

It is unlawful for a person to knowingly sell, offer to sell, deliver, lease, rent, barter, exchange, or transport for sale into this State any handgun to:

  1. A person who has been convicted of a crime of violence in any court of the United States, a fugitive from justice, a habitual drunkard, a drug addict or someone who has been adjudicated mentally incompetent.
  2. A person who is a member of a subversive organization
  3. A person under the age of 18
  4. A person who by order of a circuit judge or county court judge of this State has been adjudged unfit to carry or possess a firearm

It is unlawful for any person described above to possess or acquire handguns within South Carolina.

Other Restrictions in South Carolina

Out of State: a resident of South Carolina who can legally purchase and receive delivery of a rifle or shotgun in this State may purchase a rifle or shotgun in another state and transport or receive it in this State. The sale must meet the lawful requirements of each state, meet all lawful requirements of any federal statute, and is made by a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector.

In State: A resident of any state may purchase rifles and shotguns in South Carolina if the resident conforms to applicable provisions of statutes and regulations of this State, the United States, and of the state in which the person resides.

It is unlawful for a person to sell, rent or give away a machine gun, military firearm, sawed-off shotgun or sawed-off rifle.

South Carolina prohibits people from possessing, storing or keeping a machine gun, military firearm, sawed-off shotgun or sawed-off rifle.

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References: South Carolina Code of Laws
Sections 23-31-10 and 23-31-20, Section 16-23-240, Section 16-23-230, Section 16-23-30(A)

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