Originally Posted by WDB
My coat is personal property, as defined by SC law..
Your coat is personal property by SC law. Private property is described as real property in SC law.
REAL PROPERTY - Land and all the things that are attached to it. Anything that is not real property is personal property and personal property is anything that isn't nailed down, dug into or built onto the land. A house is real property, but a dining room set is not.
Originally Posted by WDB
Keep us informed with how it works out. All the same if you have to use deadly force expect this will come up. I hope you will never be put in that position but if you are it will bring up the question and some might doubt your honest intention.
I got a response from the local police. The AG's office said it could be read many different ways, and is a grey area. Just as many here have said, it can only be decided in court. No oficial answer.
I guess I will have to settle for that. It's a tough call, all in how you read it. Like i have said before I have a CWP, and am just curious of loop holes in the law. I don't wanna be the guy to test the theory. There are many many odd ball legal grey areas in SC law.
It's technically still illegal to drive a motor vehicle on main street in the state capital. It scares the horses, and is punishable by a $2.50 fine, or 1day jail time.
Yep I'm the guy that just scrolls across this stuff. Old legal books, and the web keep me occupied.
I have started another battle lately.
The SC State Fair Grounds is a privately owned business, and does not have legally adequate signage for prohibition of concealed weapons, but the county deputies that work security at the gates refuse to let a legal armed citizen on premisis!
The sign is huge, but only a 1" tall, 10" long single line says no concealed weapons. It's BS if ya ask me!
Here's state law
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 buildings 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