Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: I might be moving to South Dakota

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas, USA
    Posts
    1

    Post imported post

    Hello all, this is my first time to ever post on here, so here it goes. I currently live in Texas and have a valid CHL permit and I might be moving to South Dakota in the very near future. I would like to know about the laws in South Dakota, where can and can't you carry, are there any special signs that have to be posted befor you can not carry, and is open carry legal. If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Moderator / Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    8,711

    Post imported post

    Have you clicked onSD on this site, and then thru to thelink to Packing.org for further details, to begin your investigation?

    Each state is a clickable link. Once you have poked into a bit, maybe some SD experts can help you further refine the answers you seek.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Yankton, South Dakota, USA
    Posts
    2

    Post imported post

    SD is very gun friendly...let's see...shall issue state...head down to whatever county you might relocate to and find their sheriff's office...fill out the application, they'll do a quick check and give you a temp permit on the spot (assuming nothing goofy comes back on the check)..a few weeks later your permanent permit will arrive in the mail...cost is $10.00 good for 4 years...SD has pre-emption so city/towns/municpalities can not pass any laws more restrictive to what the state allows. Usual can't carry places (schools/courthouses/places that get more than 50% of their $$$ from alcohol)

    Open carry is allowed without a permit...

    No signs anywhere that I've been except for the casinos in Deadwood.



  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Tiger, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    7

    Post imported post

    I am curious as to why people would choose to pay 10$ to get a concealed permit rather than just carry openly? to carry open do i just put the weapon where i want and thats it or do i have to fill out some papers or something?


  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    , South Dakota, USA
    Posts
    119

    Post imported post

    Everyone in this South Dakota family 18 and over has a CC permit from South Dakota. With a CC permit you can purchase a new gun and take it with you immediately without going thru a waiting period.

    In addition, there are lots of times that CC is preferred over open carry. Such as to weddings, dances, funerals, schools, airports, etc...

    In addition, we like the idea of getting a permit to send a message to our state officials that we would not favor gun control. The more permits on file the better. They stand like votes as a reminder to elected officials that many in our state are very pro gun.

    In addition to that, I can use my permit to carry in other states as well. States that may not allow open carry but honor my CC permit.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •