State Law Background

Among other things, South Dakota law does not:

In addition, in 2009, South Dakota repealed the state’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.

In 2016, South Dakota had the 22nd highest rate of gun deaths among the states. Additionally, in 2016, South Dakota was a net exporter of guns used in crimes in other states.

South Dakota Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in South Dakota, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.