See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
South Dakota law does not:
- Prohibit persons who are ineligible to possess firearms under state law from possessing ammunition, although the federal ammunition purchaser prohibitions apply; or
- Regulate or prohibit any type of unreasonably dangerous ammunition;
- Require sellers of ammunition to make a record of the purchasers;
- Require a license for the purchase or possession of ammunition; or
- Require a license to sell ammunition.
In addition, South Dakota only prohibits a person from selling, transferring, giving, loaning, furnishing, or delivering ammunition to a person under age 18, if such person knows or reasonably believes that the minor intends, at the time of transfer, to use the ammunition in the commission or attempted commission of a crime of violence.1
- S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-46. ⤴︎