Local news reports
State agents say 136 people have been stopped from buying guns in South Carolina under a new law that took effect last year.
WCIV in Charleston reported last week
that State Law Enforcement Division chief Mark Keel wrote in a letter
those individuals had been deemed mentally incompetent to own a gun. In
2013, legislators required probate judges to submit those judicial
orders to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. While
it was already illegal for those individuals to own a handgun, South
Carolina had not previously been submitting the information to the FBI
until last year.
State Law Enforcement Division also said its agents have revoked 132
concealed weapons permits from CWP carriers who were ineligible to carry
them under the law. SLED also revoked 29 applications, the letter
More than 48,000 records have been submitted to the FBI so far, according to the Charleston Post & Courier.