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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Location Restrictions in South Dakota.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 23 May

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Other Location Restrictions in South Dakota

South Dakota law specifically provides that the holder of a concealed weapons permit may carry a concealed pistol anywhere in South Dakota except in any licensed on-sale malt beverage or alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages.

In South Dakota, firearms may not be carried in county courthouses. Even concealed weapons permit holders are subject to this prohibition.

South Dakota has no statutes prohibiting firearms in the following locations, although administrative regulations may apply:

- Parks;
- Hospitals;
- Places of worship;
- Sports arenas;
- Gambling facilities; or
- Polling places.

Note that South Dakota law specifically prohibits any state agency from adopting or promulgating any rule that restricts the right or privilege to carry or possess a pistol in contravention to a license to carry a concealed weapon…

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