ATF Certifies South Dakota Concealed Carry Permit Valid NICS Alternative

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The ATF finally responded to a request from Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to certify that South Dakota’s Regular Concealed Carry Permits qualify as an alternative to NICS Background Checks! IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- At long last, the ATF finally responded to a request from Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to certify that South Dakota’s Regular Concealed Carry Permits qualify as an alternative to NICS Background Checks!  ATF Response below:

​“Per the request of the Office of Attorney General for the State of South Dakota, we reviewed the provisions authorizing issuance of South Dakota’s Regular Concealed Carry Permit, as implemented on or after July 1, 2018, and determined that this permit meets the requirements set forth in Title 18, United States Code, § 922(t)(3) to qualify as an alternative to a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).  As you are aware, ATF has previously determined that South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Carry Permit and Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit (issued on or after January 1, 2017) also qualify as alternatives to a NICS background check…“

With the rapidly growing number of gun owners in the U.S., the “Instant Check System” can sometimes take a little longer than its name implies.  Permit holders have already passed the same background check they would be subject to when purchasing a firearm.  Allowing them to use their Regular Concealed Carry Permit as an alternative to a NICS Background Check will help to alleviate stress on the system and more promptly assist those looking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  With this exemption, those with a valid Regular Concealed Carry Permit will be able to take full advantage of the same NICS exemption as those with a Gold Card and Enhanced Concealed Carry permit.

NRA would like to thank Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, as well as those who helped to pass the Concealed Carry legislation back in 2018.  Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA for more information and updates regarding your Second Amendment rights in The Mount Rushmore State.


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Whodaty
Whodaty
7 months ago

While constitutional carry everywhere would be preferable, if a person has jumped the hoops to get a CCW/P or whatever it’s called, then in states that still require a permit, that should be all one needs to buy or sell a firearm. In Washington State, prior the the recent enactment of draconian gun rules, it seemed to be protocol that if you were doing a face to face firearms transaction, showing and perhaps recording the others CCP info was good enough proof of integrity. Now, if there was a publicly available data base on stolen firearms, citizens could, without government… Read more »

Stag
Stag
7 months ago

I still find it funny that this is an article by the NRA and they’re acting like this is some kind if “win” considering these scumbags supported the unconstitutional NICS.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
7 months ago

If you have a state issued CCW license it should be enough proof when purchasing a firearm in all the states in the country.
The government is in charge of issuing the license and they are the one’s who will take it away if the holder breaks the law with a conviction of certain laws.
My hat is off to South Dakota for their forward thinking.

mike
mike
7 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

my nebraska ccw will not work anywhere else,i think thats bullshit

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog
7 months ago

More common sense out of SD. This also explains why a vendor at a local MT gun show I attended a couple of weeks ago commented to a customer if you have a CCW the sale could be expedited.