South Dakota

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Summary 
South Dakota is one of our “Gold Star” open carry states. Open carry is common in many parts of South Dakota and all firearm laws are fully preempted at the state level.
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State Constitution Article VI, Section 24

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied.

Minimum Age to OC 18
Preemption Complete State Preemption of All Firearm Laws

NOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms

Open Car Carry You may open carry in a vehicle. It must be clearly visible.
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet Determined

NOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders

College Carry Carry Not Statutorily Prohibited

NOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions

Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
State Law
Official Documents
State Organizations
Local Ordinances
Concealed Carry Available at Handgunlaw.us