§ 23-31-310 Definitions
§ 23-31-320 Exceptions to application of article
§ 23-31-330 Application and registration of person allowed to possess machine gun or sawed-off shotgun or rifle
§ 23-31-340 Penalties
§ 23-31-350 Article not applicable to antique firearms
§ 23-31-360 Unregistered possession of machine guns or military firearms by licensed manufacturer
§ 23-31-370 Special limited license for possession, transportation, and sale of machine guns; violations and penalties
§ 23-31-400 Definitions; unlawful use of firearm; violations

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 23 > Chapter 31 > Article 5

  • Antique firearm: means any firearm not designed or redesigned for using rim fire or conventional center fire ignition with fixed ammunition and manufactured in or before 1898 (including any matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system or replica thereof, whether actually manufactured before or after the year 1898) and also any firearm using fixed ammunition manufactured in or before 1898, for which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade. See South Carolina Code 23-31-310
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See South Carolina Code 36-2-103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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 36-2-801
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • 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 36-2-103
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Use a firearm: means to discharge a firearm. See South Carolina Code 23-31-400