Concealed carry is the practice of carrying a concealed weapon on your person in public. Weapons may be carried on your body, in a holster, or in an off-body purse, backpack, or other concealment accessory. There is actually no federal law concerning the concealed carry of firearms. Some states limit concealed carry permits to handguns, while other allow electronic weapons, clubs, and knives. The concealed carry permit process varies by state, so the following information may only apply to South Carolina residents. In South Carolina, a concealable weapon means a firearm of less than 12” in length, which may be carried openly on one’s person or in a manner hidden from the public eye.
The first step in acquiring your permit is making sure you meet state-specific and federal requirements. South Carolina is a shall-issue state, which means that if you pass all the requirements, you are issued a weapon permit. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will issue a concealed weapon permit only to South Carolina residents who are at least twenty-one years of age, and who are not prohibited by law from owning a firearm. You will also need a completed and signed application, a current full-face photograph, proof of residence, proof of actual or corrected 20/40 vision, proof of training, payment of fifty dollars, and a complete set of fingerprints (unless impossible through a verified medical condition).
The next step is to complete a concealed carry course. Bravo1 Protection offers CWP training with an originally-developed curriculum that covers the permit and application process, firearm safety, use of deadly force, situational awareness, self-defense myths, and much more, all the way up to the actual firearms test. For the average individual, our training will cost $65, but there are other prices for veterans and groups. Our classes can be held in our location or yours, but all firearm portions are held at our outdoor gun range in Taylors. The classroom sessions will last for six hours, and the firearm test will last for two.
After you have successfully completed your firearms test, you should complete and submit your application. It can take between seven days to six months to obtain your CWP, and until you physically have it in your possession, you may not carry a concealed weapon. In South Carolina, you must abide by private property “No Concealable Weapons Allowed” signs, which prohibit both open and concealed carry.
Lastly, you will want to stay up to date on gun laws and your shooting skills. Make sure to renew your permit as required by state law, and always remember the golden rule of guns—safety first.
The thought of hiring security for your wedding may not cross your mind, but it is more common–and more important–than you may think! There are enough little details to worry about on your big day without stressing about party crashers or that one cousin who had a little too much to drink. After all, your wedding day is all about you and your partner–and Bravo1 Protection can help keep it that way!
You may ask, what exactly would a security officer do at my wedding? Most commonly, you’ll find security patrolling the perimeter and interior areas of your venue. They can prevent strangers from peeking into your event, or worse, inviting themselves in! Both instances are common in venues near public areas like Downtown Greenville. The security team can also patrol parking areas to ensure that your guests’ vehicles are safe. Our security team can also assist with checking IDs to prevent underage drinking (thereby keeping your venue, bar staff, and guests out of hot water), and act as a deterrent to dangerously excessive alcohol consumption.
With High Spirits Hospitality’s new location at Judson Mill, there are two different wedding venues to choose from. Whether you’ve booked the Smokestack or the Annex, Bravo1 officers will make sure that your guests are parking in the correct lot and getting to the appropriate venue. They’ll also keep the two venues nice and separate from one another in order to make your event as private and personal as possible.
Some venues, like Judson Mill, require security for your wedding or event. The number of security personnel required at your event is typically based on your guest count. If you book your wedding with Judson Mill, your first security officer is included in the booking price.
The Bravo1 team understands that your special day is all about you, so they make themselves scarce and unnoticeable unless they are needed. When someone is looking out for you and your guests, there is no need to worry, and you can dance the night away.