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Legal Information: South Dakota
23-7-45. Exceptions to prohibition against possession of pistols by minors
The provisions of § 23-7-44 are not applicable to a minor and a criminal prosecution for possession of a pistol brought after transfer pursuant to chapter 26-11 is not applicable to a minor if the minor had the prior written consent of the minor’s parent or guardian to possess the pistol, and:
(1) The minor was on premises owned or leased by the minor or the minor’s parent, guardian, or immediate family member;
(2) The minor was in the presence of a licensed or accredited gun safety instructor; or
(3) The pistol was being used for farming, ranching, hunting, trapping, target shooting, or gun safety instruction.
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