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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Vehicles in South Dakota.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 25 September
Guns in Vehicles in South Dakota
Generally, South Dakota prohibits the carrying of a concealed handgun, whether loaded or unloaded, in any vehicle while the person is operating the vehicle, unless the person first obtains a concealed weapons permit. This prohibition does not apply if the handgun is unloaded and is carried for any lawful use within a trunk or other closed compartment of a vehicle or in a closed container that cannot be concealed on the person.
South Dakota law prohibits any person from operating or riding on any motorcycle or off-road vehicle with a loaded firearm that is not within a carrying case entirely enclosing the firearm. This does not apply on land the person owns or leases, or to a person with a permit to carry a concealed weapon or certain persons engaged in hunting.
No person may operate or ride a snowmobile with a firearm in his or her possession unless the firearm is unloaded and entirely enclosed in a carrying case. There is no exception for concealed weapon permit holders…
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