Compliant sign enforceable under SC law!

thebrasilian

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Lots of comments on what is a compliant sign in SC. Well here it is:



Any variation to this is not compliant.
All they can do otherwise is ask for you to leave. If asked, I would recommend that you comply if you are asked to do so. This way you do not give a law abiding citizen a bad name.

I am not a lawyer. But, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once.

From the Law:

"(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, any requirement of or allowance for the posting of signs prohibiting the carrying of a concealable weapon upon any premises shall only be satisfied by a sign expressing the prohibition in both written language interdict and universal sign language.

(B) All signs must be posted at each entrance into a building where a concealable weapon permit holder is prohibited from carrying a concealable weapon and must be:

(1) clearly visible from outside the building;

(2) eight inches wide by twelve inches tall in size;

(3) contain the words ?NO CONCEALABLE WEAPONS ALLOWED? in black one inch tall uppercase type at the bottom of the sign and centered between the lateral edges of the sign;

(4) contain a black silhouette of a handgun inside a circle seven inches in diameter with a diagonal line that runs from the lower left to the upper right at a forty five degree angle from the horizontal;

(5) a diameter of a circle; and

(6) placed not less than forty inches and not more than sixty inches from the bottom of the building?s entrance door.

(C) If the premises where concealable weapons are prohibited does not have doors, then the signs contained in subsection (A) must be:

(1) thirty six inches wide by forty eight inches tall in size;

(2) contain the words ?NO CONCEALABLE WEAPONS ALLOWED? in black three inch tall uppercase type at the bottom of the sign and centered between the lateral edges of the sign;

(3) contain a black silhouette of a handgun inside a circle thirty four inches in diameter with a diagonal line that is two inches wide and runs from the lower left to the upper right at a forty five degree angle from the horizontal and must be a diameter of a circle whose circumference is two inches wide;

(4) placed not less than forty inches and not more than ninety six inches above the ground;

(5) posted in sufficient quantities to be clearly visible from any point of entry onto the premises."
 

Pops

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very nice post.
I'm surprised at the specifics of the law.
the first time I go into an establishment whether I'm carrying concealed or not I look for some indication of a sign.
I usually look in the area of teh posted business hours, etc.
I did not know it was supposed to be large enough tor someone to hide behind.


This is truly good information.

Thanx!

Pops
 

jjwestbrook

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yep that is the sign for places that don't have doors, if it is a normal business with doors then the sign doesn't have to be that large ,but it still has to meet requirements.
 

Jocassee Drew

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Only places I've ever seen a valid door sign are at gun shows and the Hollywood 20 in Greenville.
 

jmt2566

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I find it amusing that the outdoor sign that they use @ the gun show here in Charleston (At the Ladson Fairgrounds) is not a compliant sign. I still haven't mentioned that to the Deputy Sheriff that sits just inside the door, funny thing about how much my judgment has improved as I have grown older!

I also think that it is funny how we (me included) get aggravated by most stores & businesses that post "no CCW" signs, but I have not once refused to go into a gunstore that prohibits bringing loaded weapons in!!! Am I the only one that sees the irony in this?
 
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