23-7-7Permit to carry concealed pistol--Background investigation--Carrying pistol without permit not prohibited.

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. For purposes of verifying the qualifications of an applicant, prior to issuing a permit, the sheriff shall execute, and the applicant shall pass, a background investigation, including a computer check of available on-line records and the National Instant Criminal Background Check. The issuance of a permit to carry a concealed pistol under this chapter, or the recognition of nonresident permits to carry a concealed pistol under § 23-7-7.4, does not impose a general prohibition on the carry of a pistol without a permit.

Source: SDC 1939, § 21.0107; SL 1972, ch 145, § 1; SL 1985, ch 190, § 8; SL 2002, ch 118, § 4; SL 2018, ch 140, § 1; SL 2019, ch 113, § 6.