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RCPD Responds To Road Rage Firearm Incident

Jul 9, 2019

Rapid City police responded to a road rage incident involving a firearm Monday afternoon. The victim says a man pulled up next to their vehicle after exiting a one lane construction zone on I-90, then pointed a gun at them. Rapid City Police Department spokesperson, Brendyn Medina says police followed up on the report, searching for the driver. 



In The Moment ... February 1, 2019 Show 507 Hour 1

Senate Bill 47 allowing constitutional carry in South Dakota was signed into law Thursday by Governor Kristi Noem.

SDPB Political Reporter Lee Strubinger says other bills dealing with concealed carry are still working their way through the legislature.

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The South Dakota House of Representatives passed HB1008 that allows officials to adjust speed limits due to weather conditions and road work.

The House Education Committee is considering a bill that requires open-enrolled students to alert their resident school district if they plan on returning for the next school year.

South Dakota lawmakers must regularly update controlled substance statutes in order to follow federal regulations. SB32 contains several updates.

HJR1001 passes House and removes authority for lawmakers to set their own pay.

Protesters in South Dakota face new penalties if lawmakers can agree on a final version of Senate Bill 176. The protest bill started out with specific safety zones and an emergency clause. Lawmakers amended the bill as it moved through the capitol.

South Dakota lawmakers want the governor to approve a bill that offers limited immunity to people in drug overdose emergencies.  House Bill 1082 protects a person from drug prosecution when they call authorities to help someone in serious danger of overdosing.

The House Transportation Committee has approved two bills to allow new Native American design options on license plates. Senate Bill 73 provides a special plate for Native American veterans. Supporters say this allows Native Americans to denote their tribe and their military service. Senate Bill 118 allows for special plates to have the depiction of the new Dignity statue.The House Transportation Committee also passed a motorcycle license plate policy revision. The bill offers motorcyclists a choice of how they display their license plates.


President Obama has announced new regulations and more stringent background checks for anyone who wants to purchase a firearm. 

Meanwhile, in South Dakota 2015 saw a spike in the number of concealed pistol permits, the permits allow a citizen who has completed a background check to legally hide and carry a handgun.  

While a state issued conceal carry permit requires a background check it doesn’t necessarily streamline the federal background checks needed to purchase a firearm.  Some state lawmakers hope that can change.