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South Dakota: NRA Working Hard to Pass Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Thursday, February 2, 2017

South Dakota: NRA Working Hard to Pass Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

On Wednesday, February 15, the House State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear permitless/constitutional carry legislation, House Bill 1072.  Your NRA-ILA has made the passage of this pro-self-defense legislation its priority in South Dakota this session, and has been working hard with pro-gun legislators and bill sponsors to usher House Bill 1072 through the legislative process.  However, we need you to continue contacting members of the House State Affairs Committee and urging them to SUPPORT House Bill 1072 when it comes up for a vote.


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, he or she 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, gender 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 click the “Take Action” button above or call (605) 773-3851 to contact members of the House State Affairs Committee and urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 1072.

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