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.
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