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South Dakota law allows people over 18, including nonresidents, to carry concealed handguns in vehicles without a permit.1 A person who is under the age of eighteen years of age may carry a concealed pistol “in the presence of a parent or legal guardian,”2 and this exception could apply in vehicles.


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  1. 2019 SD S 47 (signed by the Governor January 31, 2019), repealing § 22-14-9; see also S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-7.4 (nonresidents are not required to have a permit in order to carry a concealed pistol in South Dakota).[]
  2. S.D. Codified Laws § 23-7-71.[]