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Starting Aug. 15, South Carolina concealed weapon permit holders will be able to openly carry firearms, but state law enforcement officials are still laying the groundwork necessary to issue training to permit applicants.

Some gun owners will be able to openly carry concealable weapons starting Aug. 15, but state law enforcement officials are still working to answer questions about how the law will be enforced.

Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Open Carry with Training Act into law May 17, with the act taking effect Aug. 15. The law allows those who own handguns and who have a concealed weapon permit issued by the State Law Enforcement Division to openly carry those guns.

Contact staff writer Damian Dominguez at 864-634-7548 or follow on Twitter @IJDDOMINGUEZ.