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South Dakota: Right-to-Carry Reform Passes Senate Committee Unanimously

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today, the South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 166. This bill, introduced by Senator Larry Rhoden (R-29) and Representative Gary Cammack (R-29), would make improvements for South Dakota residents who carry a concealed firearm for self-defense by extending the validity of the state’s Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol from four to five years. SB 166 is now eligible for a final vote in the state Senate.

Although a date has not been scheduled for a final vote, please contact your state Senator today and urge him or her to support this simple, but important, reform for law-abiding gun owners. Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated as more details become available.

South Dakota Right-To-Carry


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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.