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Overview for South Dakota

Chapter 44 of Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) does not allow citizens, convicted of a felony with a prison sentence over a year to own firearms. This includes hand guns, and long guns. Many states allow convicted felons to own firearms after a certain amount of time has passed, (usually 10 years or more) since the end of their sentence, and/or if they are given a full pardon by certain authority figures (Governors, President, etc.) South Dakota allows convicted felons to possess firearms 15 years after they were released from prison, or 15 years after their parole, or probation ended.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for South Dakota.

South Dakota Concealed Carry Reciprocity

South Dakota Magazine Capacity


Does South Dakota have a gun buy back program?

South Dakota does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Does South Dakota have an inheritance gun law?

South Dakota does not have an inheritance gun law.

South Dakota FAQ

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