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In addition, in 2009, South Dakota repealed the state’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.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 2013, South Dakota had the 30th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In addition, based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, South Dakota plays a significant role in gun trafficking. In 2009, South Dakota exported crime guns to other states at three times the rate at which it imported crime guns from 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.