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Old February 11, 2014, 11:25 PM   #1
Gary Slider
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SC Restaurant Carry. . .Restaurant Carry Nationwide

South Carolina now has Restaurant Carry. You can go into a Restaurant/Bar and sit and eat without consuming and not be in violation of the law. Private Property owners in South Carolina can post their property and No Gun Sign have the force of law in South Carolina. You can read their sign requirements in Section 23-31-235 You can read their law on signs here:

Other sections of their law have changed. New/Renewal Permits will be valid for 5 years. South Carolina has Online Renewal and will add an online application for initial permit applications in the near future. Training Requirements have been tweaked. Plus other small changes. You can read the bill as passed here with the language struck and what has been added Underlined. The law took effect as soon as the Governor signed it.

Louisiana does not allow restaurant carry. Last state to completely ban it. They actually have two laws on it. They go by the newest one that states you can’t carry in a place that serves alcohol for consumption on the premises. Their older law states you can carry in a restaurant that has an “R” license. The Firearms Unit in LA has told me more than once they go by the newest law that states No Carry in Places That Serve Alcohol. Montana does not allow Concealed Carry in places that serve alcohol but does allow Open Carry. New Mexico only allows carry in places that serve wine and beer. Carry is not allowed in places that serve hard liquor. In Arizona those with any valid permit/license from any state can carry in places that serve alcohol but if carrying under Permitless Carry in Arizona places that serve alcohol are Off Limits. All other states allow carry in places that serve alcohol. Be aware that some states require it be concealed in a restaurant that serves alcohol while Montana is the only state that makes it mandatory for open carry.

Some are still stating that North Dakota Restaurant Carry is illegal. North Dakota passed Restaurant Carry in 2013. There new law states this:
62.1-02-04. Possession of Firearm or Dangerous Weapon in Liquor Establishment or Gaming Site Prohibited –
1. An individual who enters or remains in that part of the establishment that is set aside for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages or used as a gaming site at which bingo is the primary gaming activity while in the possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
2. This section does not apply to:
f. The restaurant part of an establishment if an individual under twenty - one years of age is
not prohibited in that part of the establishment.
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