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South Dakota prohibits any person from selling, transferring, giving, loaning, furnishing, or delivering a firearm or firearm ammunition to any person under age 18 if that person knows or reasonably believes the minor intended, at the time of transfer, to use the firearm or ammunition in a crime of violence.1 South Dakota has no other law penalizing those who provide children access to firearms.

South Dakota law does not require a locking device to accompany the sale of a firearm (although federal law applies). Nor does South Dakota law require firearm owners to lock their weapons.


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  1. S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-46. The person transferring the firearm is criminally liable for a felony. Id.[]