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State of South Dakota. 2012 ‘S.D. Codified Laws § 22-14-15.2, etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Domestic Violence and Firearms in South Dakota. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January

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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…

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