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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms in South Dakota.’ Hardware & Ammunition. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 4 August

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Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in South Dakota

South Dakota prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a machine gun, except any person who:

- Is a law enforcement officer or member of the armed forces of the U.S. or South Dakota National Guard acting in the lawful discharge of duties;
- Possesses the gun briefly after having found it or taken it from an offender; or
- Has a valid state or federal license issued pursuant to law for the machine gun or has registered the gun with the proper state or federal authority pursuant to law.

Note, however, that federal law generally allows private citizens to register machine guns so long as the machine guns were manufactured prior to May 19, 1986…

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