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South Dakota Joins List of Constitutional Carry States

South Dakota Joins List of Constitutional Carry States

Residents of South Dakota will soon be able to carry concealed without a permit, thanks to a law that Gov. Kristi Noem signed. Her first signed bill extends the state’s gun rights. Previously, South Dakotans could open carry without a permit.

 “It’s special for me to be signing a bill into law that protects our Second Amendment rights,” Noem said, adding that gun rights are one of the “fundamental values” of the Constitution.

On July 1 when the law takes effect, 14 states will allow permit-less carry, also called constitutional carry.

 The S.D. House had passed Senate Bill 47 with a 47-23 vote despite the fact that many representatives spoke against the measure.

 “On behalf of the NRA’s 5 million members, we would like to thank Gov. Noem for her leadership on this critical issue,” said Chris W. Cox, the executive director of NRA-ILA. 

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