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South Carolina and Georgia Now Have Permit Reciprocity

On Friday something very unusual happened. South Carolina passed a law that was signed in by Gov. Nikki Haley and went into effect on Friday June 3rd. The law granted reciprocity to Georgia in South Carolina. South Carolina's policy has been to only honor permits from states that have similar or higher training standards which did not include Georgia because Georgia does not require any training to obtain a permit.

However, local permit holders in South Carolina have been complaining to law makers for years about how frustrating it has been to not be able to carry their concealed handguns into Georgia. Georgia's policy has been to only grant reciprocity to states that honor their own permit. Thus based on the two states policies there had been no reciprocity between them until now.

With the passing of this law by South Carolina, Georgia will now honor their permit as well and thus with a single signature by Gov. Nikki Haley permit holders from these two neighboring states can now go back and forth across state lines with full and formal reciprocity.

At we are committed to keeping you up to date with all Concealed carry permit reciprocity changes. You can access a current map for your own state's permit or your own combination of state permits here: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps

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5 Responses to South Carolina and Georgia Now Have Permit Reciprocity

  1. Elliott June 9, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    Gllad it finally happened. I live on the GA/SC line. I’m a Firearms Instructor and will pass this on to all my students and friends!

  2. keeperpete60 June 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    Live near border too

  3. Henry Lanouette June 11, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    This only applies to resident permits correct? I live in Massachusetts and can’t find any non resident permit allowed.

    • Jacob Paulsen June 13, 2016 at 7:48 am #

      Henry, Georgia doesn’t issue permits to non-residents so if you are referring to Georgia I’m not sure how you live in MA and have their permit. SC will only issue permits to residents or non-residents who own property in SC so perhaps you own property in SC? In that case it would indeed be valid in Georgia as they will honor all SC permits.

  4. Magicman VN July 15, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    About time she started remembering the constitution, instead of kissing Obamas behind. And taking our tax money to waste on personal trips. She claims she’s pro 2A but is p eh o Obama

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