South Dakota: Constitutional Carry Legislation Introduced

Concealed Carry
South Dakota: Constitutional Carry Legislation Introduced
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA –-( Yesterday, a bill recognizing South Dakota’s freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the burdensome requirement of acquiring a concealed pistol permit was introduced in the House of Representatives.  Authored by Representative Jim Stalzer (R-11), House Bill 1116 is an important reform to current South Dakota law.

HB 1116 is a necessary update to concealed carry statutes in South Dakota, allowing law-abiding gun owners the ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.  In South Dakota, it is already legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.  However, under current law, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if a woman prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in her purse, one would need to possess a concealed pistol permit.

This permitless carry legislation gives South Dakotans the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for them, based on their attire, gender and/or physical attributes.  However, this legislation would also keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that South Dakota has with other states.

HB 1116 is an important pro-gun reform that deserves your support, and your NRA-ILA will keep you updated as this legislation is assigned to committee and moves through the legislative process.

In the meantime, please use the links provided here to thank Representative Stalzer as well as the other 28 cosponsors for their work advancing your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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How about illustrate these news items with other pictures, instead of always using some stock girlie photo?


Regardless, this IS a step in the right direction. Should not need most of these laws, bills, etc … but you still see them.


“HB 1116 is a necessary update to concealed carry statutes in South Dakota”

So a Statute is needed to update already UN-Constitutional Statutes for YOU to be able to exercise your Right.

How about They just abolish the current UN-Constitutional Statutes, instead of creating more?

Evelyn Todorovich

Thank goodness for the people who have the guts to stand up for the Real Citizens of our United States…..