Last week, Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed House Bill 1072, NRA-ILA backed permitless/constitutional carry legislation. The South Dakota Legislature will be holding a Veto Session on March 27, 2017. During this session, HB 1072 could be brought up for consideration. If the veto is overridden in both chambers, HB 1072 would become law.
It is critical that you contact your state Senator and state Representative and tell them to bring House Bill 1072 up for consideration during next week’s veto session.
Sponsored by Representative Lynne DiSanto (R-35), HB 1072 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 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 to contact your state Senator and state Representative and urge them to bring House Bill 1072 up for consideration during next week’s veto session.