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In addition, in 2009, South Dakota repealed the state’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.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 2014, South Dakota had the 19th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In that year, 89 people died from gunshot wounds in the state.

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.