SLED GUIDANCE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
The South Carolina Open Carry with Training Act’s updated firearms reporting requirements became effective on October 1, 2021. Section 10 of the Act, a copy of which is enclosed herewith, requires the reporting of dispositions, indictments, and firearms prohibition orders to SLED in a timely manner for inclusion into the appropriate database for firearms background checks.
Below is SLED’s guidance on the most efficient mechanisms to accomplish such:
Entering dispositions into Statewide Case Management System (CMS) satisfies the reporting requirement. Courts that do not enter dispositions into CMS must submit the dispositions directly to SLED via email to: email@example.com. If you are submitting .txt files, those should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**If electronic transmission is not possible, dispositions can be mailed to:
SLED CJIS / Dispositions
Post Office Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221
PLEASE DO NOT SEND DUPLICATES (i.e. if a disposition is emailed, do not also mail it).
Entry of indictments into CMS satisfies the reporting requirement. Any clerk of court not entering indictments into CMS must send the indictment directly to SLED NICS via email to: email@example.com.
A. Restraining Orders/Orders of Protection
i. Circuit Court – (SCCA Forms 292C and 292G)
ii. Family Court – (SCCA Forms 292F and 426)
iii. Magistrate/Municipal – (SCCA Forms 751, 753, 767, 768, and 745)
The requirement to submit any of the above-listed permanent restraining orders, emergency restraining orders, or court orders of protection from domestic abuse is met by supplying these orders to the appropriate local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction (typically the local sheriff’s office) for entry into NCIC.
B. Order of State Firearms Prohibition Pursuant to Section 16-25-30
i. Circuit Court – (SCCA Form 770)
ii. Magistrate/Municipal – (SCCA Form 769)
Clerks of court should send these orders directly to SLED via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. Other orders that prohibit a person from legally purchasing or possessing a firearm upon being directed to transmit such orders by the appropriate judge.
Should a judge issue a bond order that has a condition of bond that explicitly prohibits a person from purchasing or possessing a firearm and should the judge direct that such order be transmitted to SLED, submit the order directly to SLED NICS via email to: email@example.com.
Should a judge issue any other order that specifically and explicitly states that it prohibits a person from legally purchasing or possessing a firearm (i.e. as a condition of sentencing or an order adjudging an individual unfit to carry) and should the judge direct that such order be transmitted to SLED, submit such order directly to SLED NICS via email to:
Any questions regarding compliance or submission should be directed to SLED Deputy General Counsel Dana Temple at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 896-2292, or SLED General Counsel Adam Whitsett at email@example.com or (803) 896-0647.