23-7-45. Possession of pistols by minors--Exceptions to prohibitions.

The provisions of § 23-7-44 are not applicable to a minor and a criminal prosecution for possession of a pistol brought after transfer pursuant to chapter 26-11 is not applicable to a minor if the minor had the prior written consent of the minor's parent or guardian to possess the pistol, and:

(1)    The minor was on premises owned or leased by the minor or the minor's parent, guardian, or immediate family member;

(2)    The minor was in the presence of a licensed or accredited gun safety instructor; or

(3)    The pistol was being used for farming, ranching, hunting, trapping, target shooting, or gun safety instruction.

Source: SL 1994, ch 172, § 2; SL 2020, ch 93, § 1.