23-7-7. Permit to carry concealed pistol--Statewide validity--Background investigation. A permit to carry a concealed pistol shall be issued to any person by the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides. The permit shall be valid throughout the state and shall be issued pursuant to § 23-7-7.1. Prior to issuing the permit, the sheriff shall execute a background investigation, including a criminal history check, of every applicant for the purposes of verifying the qualifications of the applicant pursuant to the requirements of § 23-7-7.1. For the purposes of this section, a background investigation is defined as a computer check of available on-line records.
Source: SDC 1939, § 21.0107; SL 1972, ch 145, § 1; SL 1985, ch 190, § 8; SL 2002, ch 118, § 4.