“Constitutional Carry,” or permit-less concealed carry, legislation is on its way to the desk of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), who has previously endorsed the bill. Already, the gun-regulation forces of Everytown for Gun Safety are mobilizing with fake polling in an attempt to portray a Second Amendment victory as at odds with South Dakotans’ wishes. Despite their best efforts to downplay this Republican accomplishment, South Dakota appears poised so far to become the fourteenth “constitutional carry” state in America even as a legal challenge winds its way to the Supreme Court.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
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 such a restriction was introduced in the state House on Friday, but thus far has not been scheduled for a hearing.
Pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released polling attempting to demonstrate that the proposed bill was at odds with South Dakotans’ desires.