Article 1 Purchase of Rifles and Shotguns
Article 3 Regulation of Pistols [Repealed]
Article 4 Concealed Weapon Permits
Article 5 Use and Possession of Machine Guns, Sawed-Off Shotguns and Rifles
Article 6 Using a Firearm While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance
Article 7 Local Regulations
Article 8 Identification Cards Issued to and Firearm Qualification Provided for Retired Law Enforcement Personnel
Article 10 Nics: Mental Health Adjudication and Commitment Reporting

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 23 > Chapter 31

  • Adjudicated as a mental defective: means a determination by a court of competent jurisdiction that a person, as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, mental illness, mental incompetency, mental condition, or mental disease:

    (a) is a danger to himself or to others; or

    (b) lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage the person's own affairs. See South Carolina Code 23-31-1010
  • Bank: means the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Board: means the board of directors of the bank. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness except as otherwise provided in Article 3 of this chapter. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See South Carolina Code 23-9-470
  • Committed to a mental institution: means a formal commitment of a person to a mental institution by a court of competent jurisdiction. See South Carolina Code 23-31-1010
  • Concealable weapon: means a firearm having a length of less than twelve inches measured along its greatest dimension that must be carried in a manner that is hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing except when needed for self-defense, defense of others, and the protection of real or personal property. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
  • Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See South Carolina Code 23-9-530
  • Department of Transportation: means the South Carolina Department of Transportation and its successors. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Loan: means an obligation subject to repayment which is provided by the bank to a qualified borrower for all or a part of the eligible cost of a qualified project. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Mental institution: includes mental health facilities, mental hospitals, sanitariums, psychiatric facilities, and other facilities that provide diagnoses by licensed professionals of mental retardation or mental illness, including a psychiatric ward in a general hospital. See South Carolina Code 23-31-1010
  • Other financial assistance: means , but is not limited to, grants, contributions, credit enhancement, capital or debt reserves for bonds or debt instrument financing, interest rate subsidies, provision of letters of credit and credit instruments, provision of bond or other debt financing instrument security, and other lawful forms of financing and methods of leveraging funds that are approved by the board, and in the case of federal funds, as allowed by federal law. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • person: includes an individual, his executor, administrator or other personal representative, or a corporation, partnership, association or any other legal or commercial entity, whether or not a citizen or domiciliary of this State and whether or not organized under the laws of this State. See South Carolina Code 24-3-330
  • Picture identification: means :

    (a) a valid driver's license or photographic identification card issued by the state in which the applicant resides; or

    (b) an official photographic identification card issued by the Department of Revenue, a federal or state law enforcement agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of State. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
  • Private entity: means a private person or entity that has entered into a contract with a government unit to design, finance, construct, and operate a highway, bridge, tunnel, or approach that is within the jurisdiction of the government unit that is responsible for complying with applicable federal requirements. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Proof of ownership of real property: means a certified current document from the county assessor of the county in which the property is located verifying ownership of the real property. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
  • Proof of training: means an original document or certified copy of the document supplied by an applicant that certifies that he is either:

    (a) a person who, within three years before filing an application, successfully has completed a basic or advanced handgun education course offered by a state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency or a nationally recognized organization that promotes gun safety. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
  • Qualified borrower: means any government unit or private entity which is authorized to construct, operate, or own a qualified project. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Qualified nonresident: means an individual who owns real property in South Carolina, but who resides in another state. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
  • Qualified project: means an eligible project which has been selected by the bank to receive a loan or other financial assistance from the bank to defray an eligible cost. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Resident: means an individual who is present in South Carolina with the intention of making a permanent home in South Carolina or military personnel on permanent change of station orders. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
  • Revenues: means , when used with respect to the bank, any receipts, fees, income, or other payments received or to be received by the bank including, without limitation, receipts and other payments deposited in the bank and investment earnings on its funds and accounts. See South Carolina Code 11-43-130
  • Rifle: means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger. See South Carolina Code 23-31-310
  • Sawed-off rifle: means a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than sixteen inches in length or a weapon made from a rifle which as modified has an overall length of less than twenty-six inches or a barrel or barrels of less than sixteen inches in length. See South Carolina Code 23-31-310
  • Sawed-off shotgun: means a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than eighteen inches in length or a weapon made from a shotgun which as modified has an overall length of less than twenty-six inches or a barrel or barrels of less than eighteen inches in length. See South Carolina Code 23-31-310
  • Seller: means a person who sells or contracts to sell goods. See South Carolina Code 23-9-470
  • Serious bodily injury: means a physical condition which creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ. See South Carolina Code 23-31-400
  • Shotgun: means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each pull of the trigger. See South Carolina Code 23-31-310