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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in South Dakota.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 20 September

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Prohibited Purchasers Generally in South Dakota

Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

South Dakota law provides that, subject to certain limited exceptions, no person shall possess a firearm if he or she:

- Has been convicted of a "crime of violence" or one of a list of drug-related felonies in the past 15 years;
- Has been convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance or marijuana in South Dakota or of similar felony violations under the laws of another state in the past five years;
- Has been convicted of any misdemeanor crime involving an act of domestic violence within the past year; or
- Is under the age of 18

[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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