Carrying pistol in car

Savage Sniper

New Member
I have heard stories of people getting in trouble for having a loaded gun in their console so I went to the SLED website to retrieve this:
"a person in a vehicle if the handgun is secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; however, this item is not violated if the glove compartment, console, or trunk is opened in the presence of a law enforcement officer for the sole purpose of retrieving a driver?s license, registration, or proof of insurance;"

By reading this is it safe to assume that I can carry a loaded pistol in a console as long as it is closed? If so the folks that tell horror stories of getting pulled over and nailed for not having a gun "locked up" on SC roads is BS.

Thanks for any clarification.

Red Hat

New Member
You read it correctly. As long as it's in the console or glove compartment and it has a fastener you are good to go. There's no requirement for it to be locked just closed. I carry a reduced copy of SC law in my wallet just in case.


New Member
Good idea about carrying a copy of the law. I like that.

Basically, in a compartment that clicks. No hidden holsters or under the seat. You won't pass go with those.