PIERRE (AP) - A new law effective this week in South Dakota eliminates the need for a permit to carry a concealed pistol.
South Dakota is the 14th state to enact such a law for both residents and visitors. Pennington County Capt. Marty Graves tells KOTA-TV he thinks it’s a good thing for gun owners. Graves says it will lighten the work load for his office because it will no longer issue the permits and collect the fees.
Before the new law took effect this week, people could be charged with a misdemeanor if they carried a concealed pistol or had one concealed in a vehicle without a permit.
[Editor’s note added]:
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office noted that the South Dakota legislature does not make the laws for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and the recently enacted permitless carry law (as it relates to pistols) only applies witihin the state’s jurisdiction, not on the reservation or trust lands outside the reservation.