Here is a bit of news for you guys in South Dakota. There are other states working on similar legislation as well. The article mentions them. Thoughts?
This is a real trend-setting move politically. Hopefully, others may follow their “Common Sense” example
fhew, I was worried you only ever had bad news
It’s that one glimmer of hope that not all states are circling the drain. Welcome news.
Let’s all hope it spreads to other states
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed into law Senate Bill 47, legislation that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm. This was the first bill Governor Noem signed into law. South Dakota already recognizes the right to carry a firearm openly without a permit. Current law, however, requires a state-issued permit to carry that same firearm under a coat or in a bag. This new law simply extends the current open carry rule to concealed carry. Those who obtain permits will still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that South Dakota has with other states. With this law, South Dakota joins Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire and North Dakota as the fourteenth state that allows constitutional carry.
The state’s new Republican governor, Kristi Noem, signed SB 47 into law Thursday. The legislation permits residents to legally carry a firearm concealed on their person so long as they are allowed to possess one. The bill passed the state Senate by a 23-11 vote and the state House by a vote of 47-23, reports said. In a tweet, Noem said the new law reflects the vision of the Founding Fathers and protects Second Amendment gun rights. Democrats and law enforcement officials opposed the new law, calling for it to be limited to South Dakota residents, according to the Hill. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group, called the legislation dangerous and said it would have devastating effects, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Good for them! I’m glad another state joins the list.
Somehow the fact that Texas isn’t on this list is FUCKING INSULTING.
That’s great news.
Brings a tear to me one good eye.
Constitutional Carry is growing in other states
According to the Star Telegram, Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland has filed a bill to allow “Constitutional Carry” — to let any Texan who legally owns a handgun carry it openly or concealed without first getting a permit — across the state.
“It is a major legislative priority for the Republican Party and very popular with my constituents,” said Stickland, R-Bedford. “I think there’s a real need for it.”
We have friends that live in SD, and they reveal the plan was well thought out and works with State laws.