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    Hello everyone.

    I live in CA. and the law is very clear that I cannot open carry if my firearm is loaded. It must be unloaded at all times, this mean ammunition on my hip.

    Is this the same in South Dakota or can I open carry with a loaded firearm?



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    Here in South Dakota you may openly carry a loaded firarm and no permit is necessary.

    You may carry concealed if you obtain a permit which must be issued to you if you are at least 18 and have no felonies against you and have not been convicted of abuse nor are you being treated for a mental disorder.

    I got my permit in 15 minutes from my local sheriff's office. I believe the fee was fifteen dollars.

    We don't seem to have much of a violent crime problem here. I wonder why? Perhaps it may be because the bad element understands that we shoot back?

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    The REAL America starts when you get out of California and The North-East!

    However, Unloaded Open Carry is a reality in South Dakota's Northern neighbor, North Dakota.



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    Thanks everyone.

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    SDguyDon't forget the applicant needs a valid South Dakota ID card or Drivers license


    Patrick Henry didn't say "Give me safety , or give me death". Liberty is what America is about.

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    aadvark wrote:
    The REAL America starts when you get out of California and The North-East!

    However, Unloaded Open Carry is a reality in South Dakota's Northern neighbor, North Dakota.

    Ah you are correct about one thing, The real USA does start when you leave California, but it stops again at New York. Then continues on in Vermont and new Hampshire, then stops at Maine. If you head south from Vermont it stops at the PRM and continues on to the partially liberated State of Connecticut. Not all of the North East is screwed up like California. Only Maine and Massachusetts is for the NE. BTW way the best states to live in if you are a gundamentalist is VT, AK and now AZ.

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    Mr Good Time wrote:
    Hello everyone.

    I live in CA. and the law is very clear that I cannot open carry if my firearm is loaded.
    Well, only in incorporated areas and prohibited areas of unincorporated terretories.

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    Mike wrote:
    Mr Good Time wrote:
    Hello everyone.

    I live in CA. and the law is very clear that I cannot open carry if my firearm is loaded.
    Well, only in incorporated areas and prohibited areas of unincorporated terretories.
    So in other words, Just like Massachusetts. Everything is Illegal.

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    How about banks? i hear about other people in other states OCing in banks but i do not know about SD?
    Patrick Henry didn't say "Give me safety , or give me death". Liberty is what America is about.

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    shoot back i like that , wish we had OC here in texas

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    XDSTEEL wrote:
    How about banks? i hear about other people in other states OCing in banks but i do not know about SD?
    In Vermont we can OC/CC in banks, except for state or federal owned banks.

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