In 2012, South Carolina repealed a prohibition against giving false evidence of identity when purchasing a handgun.1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