By Tom Knighton
When it comes to firearm carry rights, constitutional carry is the Holy Grail. It’s the goal for every state-level gun rights organization out there in a state that doesn’t already have it, and then there are those who want to do everything in their power to keep it, and I don’t blame them. The Second Amendment doesn’t say anything about requiring a permit to bear arms. Quite the opposite.
Yet the requirement for concealed carry permits, regardless of the name used, is the norm for most Americans. Assuming, of course, they can get them.
Luckily for South Dakota residents, they’re set to be exempt from that number.
On Tuesday, the South Dakota state legislature passed a bill allowing for permit-less concealed carrying. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), who has already expressed support for the measure.
Although South Dakota is a reliably Republican state — President Trump carried the state in 2016 by 30 points — The Hill reports that members of the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association testified Monday in the state House that the bill should ideally be limited to South Dakota residents. A companion bill that mandates …Read the Rest
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