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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Domestic Violence & Firearms in South Dakota.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 10 May

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Domestic Violence and Firearms in South Dakota

South Dakota law prohibits any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime involving an act of domestic violence from possessing or having control of a firearm for a period of one year from the date of the conviction.However, a broader federal law prohibits domestic violence misdemeanants from possessing firearms regardless of when the conviction occurred.

South Dakota law does not:

- Prohibit individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition (unlike federal law);
- Require courts to notify domestic abusers when they become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under state or federal law;
- Require the surrender of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law, although a court may require the defendant in a domestic abuse action to surrender any firearm in his or her possession to local law enforcement; or
- Explicitly authorize or require the removal of firearms or ammunition at the scene of a domestic violence incident…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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