Friday, August 8, 2014

South Carolina Finally Cooperating with the National Background Check System

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.

The 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 stated.

More than 48,000 records have been submitted to the FBI so far, according to the Charleston Post & Courier.

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