South Dakota Gun Laws

South Dakota Gun Laws


South Dakota State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney                                              

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO YES

 

State Self-Defense Law Review: Always Consult An Attorney  

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places

No

Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

Murder, serious violent felonies

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle

No - Home

Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places

No- Violent felony

Immunity from Civil liability

NO

Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law

WARNING: Defense of third person limited to specific persons

 How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in South Dakota

 

A Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol may be obtained from the Sheriff of the county which the applicant is a resident.

Prior to issuing the permit, the sheriff shall execute a background investigation, including a criminal history check, of every applicant for the purposes of verify the qualifications of the applicant pursuant to the requirements. A background investigation is defined as a computer check of available on-line records. The permit is valid for 4 years.

The sheriff will issue a temporary permit within five days from the date of application. Within seven days after the temporary permit has been issued, the sheriff sends a copy of the application to the secretary of state who issues the official permit.

The applicant must complete a form called an Application for a Temporary Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol. The information required for the permit includes (SDCL 23-7-8): the applicant's complete name, address, occupation, place and date of birth, physical description, a statement that the applicant has never pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a felony or crime of violence, a sworn statement that the information on the application is true and correct, and the applicant's signature.

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