Carry in Charleston County Parks


Lca21

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The Charleston County Parks recently put up some No Concealed Weapons signage on their property. After emailing them for clarification I was told that they have always had a “no firearms” policy although CWP holders can keep a firearm in a “glove box”...... Obviously this is problematic because the signage would indicate that a CWP holder does not have that right and could be prosecuted for simply entering the property with a firearm.....

From my understanding the county park buildings are public and therefore CWPs are not valid INSIDE the buildings BUT there is nothing in state law preventing me from carrying on park land and the county does not have the authority to regulate firearms. (State Attorney also published an opinion on the matter: https://www.scag.gov/wp-content/upl...ation-of-concealed-weapons-in-county-park.pdf )

In addition, a 2017 PDF published by the Park’s Commission states that they do recognize a valid CWP (2nd page lower right side under rules: https://www.ccprc.com/DocumentCenter/View/16909/Campground-Site-Map?bidId= )
And I recall seeing the same wording at the entrances to county parks in the past.

There seems to be some conflicting information and possible violation of the public’s rights here: Am I missing something or are they overstepping their authority?
 

G50AE

Well-known member
OK, because in SC a college campus is a no-go zone, which is problematic as the second largest landholder in the state is Clemson University.
 

Lca21

New member
OK, because in SC a college campus is a no-go zone, which is problematic as the second largest landholder in the state is Clemson University.
Yep, definitely an issue on campus. My issue relates specifically to county park property. I have already called SLED and they have basically been “reviewing” my question for the past month. I keep pressing them for an answer but I get the feeling they are trying to avoid any responsibility.
 

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