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ACTUALIZADA 2 de junio, 2017

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Below is information about state gun laws in South Dakota.  However, in addition to these state-specific laws, there are also federal gun laws that could apply.  To fully understand all of the legal protections available, it is important that you also read the Federal Gun Laws pages. strongly recommends that you get in touch with a domestic violence advocate or lawyer in your community for more information on gun laws in your state.  To find an agency, please go to the SD Where to Find Help page.

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arribaWhat is the penalty for violating the firearm laws?

If the judge includes as one of the terms of your protection order that the abuser must turn over his/her firearms, s/he can be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor if s/he violates that term of the protection order.*  If s/he violates the criminal law that prohibits a person convicted of a crime of violence or certain drug crimes from having a firearm, it can be a class 6 felony.**  If s/he violates the criminal law that prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime involving an act of domestic violence from having a firearm, it can be a class 1 misdemeanor.***

In addition, anyone who owns, has or buys a gun in violation of the federal firearm laws can be punished by a fine, jail time for up to 10 years, or both.****

* SDCL § 25-10-13
** SDCL §§ 22-14-15; 22-14-15.1
*** SDCL § 22-14-15.2
**** 18 USC § 924(a)(2)

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arribaI do not have a protection order against the abuser and s/he has not been convicted of a crime. Can s/he have a gun?

Para más información sobre las leyes de armas de fuego en South Dakota, puede ir al sitio web del Centro Legal para Prevenir la Violencia con Pistolas.




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arribaI've read through all of this information, and I am still confused. What can I do?

Trying to understand both federal and state law can be confusing, but there are people out there who can help you better understand the law and your rights under the law.

  • You can contact the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit to get more information about the firearm laws and how they may apply to you: 1-800-903-0111, ext. 2.
  • You can write to our Email Hotline.
  • You can contact a local domestic violence organization in your area by clicking on SD Where to Find Help page.

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