There are only a handful of states that allow the concealed carry of a handgun without requiring a permit. Many states have a "shall issue" stipulation but you still must apply for a permit.
On April 23, the South Carolina House took up a concealed carry reform bill containing an amendment rescinding the need for a concealed carry permit. The measure passed 90 to 18.Story here.
The bill–H. 3025–seeks to reform South Carolina reciprocity rules so that any concealed carry permit from any other state would be recognized as valid in The Palmetto State.
According to NRA-ILA, state Representative Mike Pitts (R-14) put forward an amendment to “establish a Permitless Carry standard for South Carolina, so that South Carolinians who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm would be able to carry one concealed without first obtaining a permit.”