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NRA-Backed Employee Protection Legislation Passes South Dakota House and Heads to Senate!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Contact Your Senator and Urge His or Her Support of This Essential Legislation!

Today, House Bill 1132 passed in the state House of Representatives by a 49 to 15 vote. This NRA-backed legislation, which would prohibit employers from preventing employees from lawfully storing firearms in their locked personal vehicles, now heads to the Senate for its consideration. Introduced by House Speaker Val Rausch (R-4) and sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Russell Olson (R-8), House Bill 1132 is one of the NRA’s top legislative priorities this session.

On a daily basis, employees have various lawful reasons for carrying a firearm and are often forced to secure that firearm in their vehicle while at work. Employees, who carry a firearm for self-defense on their commute and those who go hunting or target shooting, either before or after work, should not be faced with the possibility of losing their jobs because of a workplace policy that deprives them of their Second Amendment rights. HB 1132 seeks only to allow employees to safely store these firearms in their locked personal vehicle, guarantee their fundamental, constitutional rights, and remove the fear of being fired.

Big business lobbyists are tirelessly working against this important bill and your gun rights. Your urgent action is needed to ensure the voices of gun owners in South Dakota are heard at the Capitol. Please contact your state Senator TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to support NRA-backed House Bill 1132 as it moves through the Senate!

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