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In 2012, South Carolina repealed a prohibition against giving false evidence of identity when purchasing a handgun.1

South Carolina prohibits the knowing purchase, sale, transport, pawn, receipt or possession of any stolen handgun.2

South Carolina has no other laws that address gun trafficking.

 See our Trafficking & Straw Purchasing policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. 2012 S.C. Acts 285 (repealing former S.C. Code Ann. §§ 23-31-140, 23-31-160).[]
  2. S.C. Code Ann. § 16-23-30(C).[]