Can I Shoot in My Backyard in South Carolina

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If you live in South Carolina and like to shoot, you may have wondered if you can shoot your firearm in your backyard. I’ll try to give some guidance on this. First things, first. The context of this article has to do with shooting recreationally. If you’re defending yourself or someone else on your property,…

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South Carolina Honors 4 New State’s Concealed Carry Permits

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South Carolina recognizes 4 new states’ concealed carry permits. The changes took effect on September 12th, 2021. Change to SC Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Folks from: Delaware Illinois Iowa Maryland with valid concealed carry permits can hang out in South Carolina and legally carry their handgun. South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) website has more…

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Open Carry Now In SC, Important Restrictions You Need to Know

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Editor’s Note: This article is outdated. For the most recent legal changes to Open Carry in South Carolina click here. Yesterday South Carolina’s Open Carry law went into effect. First, however, you need to know some essential restrictions in the law before heading out with your handgun. Governor Henry McMaster signed Bill 3094 into law…

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Woman’s Death Ruled Accident After Negligent Discharge

Pendleton, SC — A boyfriend and two of his friends were handling several of their guns when one gun “went off” striking a woman, killing her. Investigators found Betty Spado, 20, dead in the apartment building at around 8pm, Thursday after the reports of a shooting came in. According to the Anderson County coroner, Spado…

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Homeowner Defends Herself from Escaped Convict

  Pickens, South Carolina – A woman defended herself from an escaped convict after he broke into her home around this time last year. According to Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark, 30-year-old Bruce McLaughlin and another inmate Timothy Dill, attacked guards at the Pickens County jail and escaped at around 2:30 a.m. December 4, 2018.…

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Home Invader Returned After Police Left

Columbia, South Carolina – A man was shot in killed after eluding police then trying to break back into the same home. According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called out to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home located in the 3900 block of Wellesley Dr. last Friday night. But…

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