Basic Concealed Carry Laws: South Dakota | USCCA

Carrying a firearm for self-defense comes with a lot of responsibility. Knowing the laws where you carry is just one important task you must undertake as an armed American. To help with that, we will be providing you with a summary of basic carry laws for several states. Learn about the most important things to know when carrying in South Dakota, the Mount Rushmore State, below.

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I used to live in beautiful South Dakota. Perhaps things have changed, but as a rule, everybody carries, there. The government footprint is very minimal and people are expected to fend for themselves.

I remember one incident where a couple of guys tried to hold up a McDonald’s. They turned around to see every customer pointing a gun at them.

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