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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Gun Dealers in South Dakota.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 31 July

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Dealer Regulations in South Dakota

Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.

South Dakota does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license. South Dakota law requires firearms dealers to ensure that handguns are securely wrapped and unloaded when delivered to the purchaser.

South Dakota also prohibits a dealer from selling a handgun unless the purchaser is personally known to the dealer or presents clear evidence of his or her identity.

South Dakota has no other significant laws regulating firearms dealers…

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