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SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS Guns in South Dakota

Jackie Hendry hosts South Dakota Focus on SDPB.

Join South Dakota Focus, Thursday, May 13, at 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1 and for a full-hour dedicated to discussing gun policy, sportsmanship, and mental health in the aftermath of gun violence. 

Host Jackie Hendry discusses gun policy, from the second amendment to the recent clarification to South Dakota’s use of force law. SDPB’s Nate Wek features a trap-shooting team in Yankton. Sage Trudell, remembers her brother Quentin, who was shot and killed on the Cheyenne River Reservation in 2005. Dr. Matthew Stanley with Avera Behavioral Health discusses PTSD following gun violence. And our next installment of "Good Neighbors" recognizes Brian Mueller. Mueller serves as Chief Deputy in the Pennington County Sherriff’s Office, and is a longtime mentor and volunteer with South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures. The organization matches local young people with mentors to learn about gun safety, conservation, and hunting. 


This conversation is part of SDPB Spotlight,  Connect with SDPB and your neighbors about topics that matter to South Dakotans with SDPB Spotlight. Each month SDPB invites you to lend your perspective and experience to conversations that help us all better understand the history, issues, and events that impact South Dakota’s communities.  In May, SDPB Spotlight looks at "Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)." Upcoming topics include "Rodeo in South Dakota" and "Forest Management in South Dakota."

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Since 1995, South Dakota Focus has provided in-depth discussions with South Dakotans about issues and events impacting the state. South Dakota Focus takes the time to see matters more clearly. SDPB's Jackie Hendry hosts this statewide news and information program, Thursdays at 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1 and More at