South Carolina has a population of 4,955,925. In the year 2020, there were 309,001 firearms sold in South Carolina. That's one firearm sold for every 16.0 people in the state. South Carolina ranks in the #23 position in terms of per capita gun sales, and in the #22 position in absolute firearm sales for the most recent year. For every McDonald’s restaurant in South Carolina there are 3.33 gun dealers.