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    Loaded magazines, alone, considered concealed weapons?

    When I conceal carry, I typically include two extra magazines on my belt. In South Carolina, I am restricted on where I can carry (Church, restaurants that serve alcohol, post office, etc.) and leave my Glock and magazines in the car when entering such places. My question is this: Would it be acceptable to leave the magazines concealed on my belt when entering restricted areas or are the loaded magazines themselves considered concealed weapons? It is my opinion that magazines, alone, are not restricted. What do you think?

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    I suspect you are going to have to read the actual Law to find that one out. It would not surprise me one bit if there exists language to that effect in at least SOME of the concealed carry Laws existant.

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    I wouldn't carry them you might open a real can of worms. They might think you have a gun on you and call the cops, it just isn't worth the pain. Leave them in the car, what the heck your taking off the pistol leave the mags too..

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    Why take the chance?

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    What good are magazines with no firearm? Plan on throwing the rounds? Not worth the trouble.

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    How's this for an answer you won't like?

    If you're so unfamilair with 23-31 and 16-23 that you have to ask that question, you should get your money back from your CWP instructor(s) and stop carrying a gun. This displays a high level of ignorance. A cartridge or a loaded magazine does not conform to the definition of concealable weapon... Not even close. You can carry spare ammo on bandoliers strapped across your chest. Legally. Ammunition is not a concealable weapon.

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    I live in Pa. but travel to Ohio alot so I checked into what I need to do at the Ohio state line with my CCW. Not only do I have to unload my gun and store it apart from the ammo, I must unload magazines and or speedloaders. Ohio's law considers a magazine loaded with ammo as a LOADED weapon and speedloaders with ammo as a LOADED weapon even though such devises are kept serarate from the gun.With Ohio having such a screwed-up law,no telling what other states my have on their books. Food for thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregsSmiths View Post
    I live in Pa. but travel to Ohio alot so I checked into what I need to do at the Ohio state line with my CCW. Not only do I have to unload my gun and store it apart from the ammo, I must unload magazines and or speedloaders. Ohio's law considers a magazine loaded with ammo as a LOADED weapon and speedloaders with ammo as a LOADED weapon even though such devises are kept serarate from the gun.With Ohio having such a screwed-up law,no telling what other states my have on their books. Food for thought
    All of which has exactly zero, zilch, nada to do with carry in South Carolina. Why waste the electrons?
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    I posted info to point out how Libs. sneak in gun laws.that can catch you with your pants down. Ohio don't have nothing to do with S.C. but I'm sure S.C. isn't any different than the rest of the U.S. as far as stupid laws and stupid people.

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    For those of you in Pa. in which you can open carry without a permit. The moment you sit in your car with the gun on your belt you better have a CCP. It will be considered concealed. Now if you don't have a permit to CC then you have to lock the gun up separate from the ammo. If you leave the ammo in the magazine though it is separate from the locked away gun you will be considered having a loaded gun without a CC permit. That would be a no no
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