The South Dakota Senate on Monday passed House Bill 1072, a “permitless” concealed carry bill. The measure now goes to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for consideration.
HB 1072, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Lynne DiSanto, removes the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense. According to NRA-ILA, this important pro-self-defense legislation is a big step forward in allowing South Dakotans to be better able to defend themselves and their loved ones without having to obtain a government issued permit.
It is already legal in South Dakota to carry a firearm openly without a permit, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm. This extends the same protection to those wishing to carry a concealed firearm.
Use Your Power!
South Dakota gun owners are encouraged to contact Gov. Daugaard and urge him to sign HB 1072 into law. You can contact him directly by clicking here.