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Firearms Frequently Asked Questions

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How old do I have to be to buy a firearm in South Carolina?

You must be at least 18 years old to purchase a long gun, such as a rifle or shotgun.

You must be at least 21 years old to purchase a handgun.

Requirements for buying a firearm in South Carolina

To purchase a long gun in South Carolina, you must have a valid government issued picture ID, such as a driverís license, listing your current address.

To purchase a handgun in South Carolina, you must have a valid South Carolina government issued picture ID, such as a driverís license, listing your current address.

How to Buy a Firearm in South Carolina at Deckerís Jewelry and Pawn?

  1. Select a firearm to purchase.
  2. Fill out an ATF Form 4473 (background check). This form is provided by Deckerís Jewelry and Pawn and consists of basic questions regarding current address, ethnicity, etcÖ.The background check can take as little as 5 minutes to complete and for the government to approve. The background check is free of charge with every purchase of a firearm.
  3. You will need your government issued ID to complete the process.
  4. If you are approved, you can leave the store with your firearm.

What if I am in the military and live out of state?

If you are in the military, with an out of state ID, and stationed locally, no problem! Deckerís Jewelry and Pawn is located minutes away from Fort Jackson and we do our best to please the heroes of our armed forces that protect our freedoms. You can use your out of state government issued ID to buy a long gun. You can use your out of state government issued ID, and your PCS Orders, to buy a handgun. The same rules apply regarding age and background check approval.

Shipping Firearms

Buying a gun online? No problem. We can help. You can order a firearm from anywhere and we can receive it for you. Need to ship a firearm? We can help. Want to transfer a firearm out of your name? Deckerís Jewelry and Pawn can help you with all of your firearmís needs.

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Monday through Sunday
7 days a week
8:30 am Ė 6:30 pm
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