Constitutional Carry Passes The Senate, Heads To Governor’s Desk

Mar 6, 2017

Credit Charles Michael Ray

A bill that establishes constitutional carry in South Dakota now heads to the governor’s desk.
 
State Senator Brock Greenfield brought House Bill 10-72 to the full chamber. He says current concealed carry laws create a barrier for law abiding citizens.
 
““It streamlines the situation. It doesn’t require somebody to lease back their guaranteed second amendment right, so long as they’re not subject to any disqualifiers.”

The senate passed the bill by 23 to 11 votes.
 
The South Dakota States Attorneys Association, Sheriffs Association and Police Chiefs association all oppose the bill.
 
Governor Dennis Daugaard says he’ll veto any change to South Dakota’s concealed carry law. Lawmakers would need one more vote in the Senate and another 10 in the House to override a veto.