22-14-10. Lawful uses of unloaded pistols or revolvers--Concealment--Exempt from permit requirement. The provisions of § 22-14-9 do not apply to any person carrying any unloaded pistol or revolver for the purpose of, or in connection with, any lawful use, if the unloaded pistol or revolver is carried:
(1) In the trunk or other closed compartment of a vehicle; or
(2) In a closed container which is too large to be effectively concealed on the person or within the person's clothing. The container may be carried in a vehicle or in any other manner.
No person who complies with this section may be required to obtain a permit for the lawful uses described in this section.
Source: SDC 1939, § 21.0106; SDCL, § 23-7-6; SL 1976, ch 158, § 14-6; SL 1977, ch 189, § 30; SL 1985, ch 190, § 21; SL 2005, ch 120, § 250.