South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Legislation


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South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Legislation

Fairfax, VA – -( Last week, the South Dakota Senate passed Senate Bill 47 by a 23 to 11 vote. This legislation now heads to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

Please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 47 when it comes up for a vote.

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Senate Bill 47 would remove the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense. 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 an individual prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in a bag, they would need to possess a CCHL. This legislation gives South Dakotans the freedom to choose the best method of carrying for them, based on their attire, and/or physical attributes. 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.

Again, please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 47.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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  • 5 thoughts on “South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Legislation

    1. I am in Minnesota right now, one of the leftist paradises. I am looking to make it to S Dakota in the next few years, Hopefully the left wont find a way to destroy that state before I get there.

      1. Have friends & relatives there, most have left or planning to leave the California wanna be State. Some to Wisconsin other’s to a warmer climate. They were all tax payers, but stupid Left State still haven’t figured out where their money comes from. Like Mexifornia the remainder tax payers will be left holding the welfare bag with no recourse.

    2. South Dakota is a good state and I don’t think it has been diluted by many snowflakes as yet. This will,probably, pass and it should in all states.

      1. How about California, next?! SF Bay, LA, and San Diego areas are currently the land of NO Carry [except for the very-well-connected].

        (we’ll see *that* happen right after we spot a flying pig riding bareback on a unicorn… but one can hope for positive change!)

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