Quick questions about carry laws in SC
I will be leaving tomorrow to visit Myrtle Beach for a few days. I have a carry permit here in TN, so I know that I can carry in your state, but I have a few questions about the specific laws so I do not accidentally do something illegal.
I read through this site and gathered some information; please tell me if I am interpreting it correctly.
First, I didn't see anything about it being illegal to carry in a place where alcohol is consumed. Is this correct? Here in TN we cannot carry in any bar or restaurant where they serve alcohol. So if my buddy and I hit up a couple bars, can I carry there?
Also, it says that its illegal to "use" (meaning "discharge") a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, BUT it does say "This article does not apply to persons lawfully defending themselves or their property."
I don't drink, so this shouldn't be an issue anyway, but I did find it interesting.
And this statement; "This article does not apply to persons lawfully defending themselves or their property," leads me to another question. Are you all allowed to use deadly force in defense of your property? Again, not really an issue, because I don't see myself pulling the trigger unless someones life is at risk, but its good to know all the laws.
Last thing: Do you know if there are any special laws local to Myrtle Beach? Since it is such a tourist place I can see how there might be some extra laws, but I'm not sure.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
I do that all the time...
...thanks for being willing to help...it's guys like you who keep this place glued together...