April 6, 1995

Opinion concerning S.C. Code Ann. Sec. 16-23-420 which proscribes the carrying or displaying of firearms in public buildings or areas adjacent thereto, and asking, “What areas are considered an adjacent area? Do parking lots located on school grounds qualify? If the weapon is constructively possessed in a vehicle does this law apply? And If the individual has a firearm stored in his/her glove box or trunk and the vehicle is parked in an adjacent area, may we utilize this law?”

Requested by: Bryan Vaughn, Safety Coordinator, Lancaster County Schools District

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