Originally Posted by otteray
Because I work strictly in the unincorporated area of the county and therefore spend a substantial amount of time outside of the S.C. city limits where I live; will I be able to apply through the S.O. or am I still SOL?
Color me depressed...
If you live anywhere
within the county, you can apply to the sheriff. Some sheriffs will require you to apply to your city first if you live in a city, but after the city rejects you, the county must evaluate your application.
Regardless, unless you are extremely well-connected, you will not get a CCW in SC city or county, short of a lawsuit.