The measure removes the permit required to carry a concealed weapon, and basis the concept on the Second Amendment.
The state’s new Republican governor call the action a reflection of what the Founding Father’s envisioned for the liberty and safety of the population, but it’s not sitting well with gun-haters who know that an armed citizenry is less likely to become slaves to the state.
As long as South Dakotans are legally allowed to own a firearm, they can now carry it concealed without a permit.
“Our Founding Fathers believed so firmly in our right to bear arms that they enshrined it into the Constitution,” Noem tweeted. “This constitutional carry legislation will further protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding South Dakotans.”
Democrats and some law enforcement officials opposed the move, calling for it to be limited to state residents.
Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group designed to disarm the population, claimed the legislation was dangerous and predicted devastating effects, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Many people wonder what sort of consequences they imagine. In 2016, the two states with the lowest crime rates were Vermont and Maine, both of which allow Constitutional carry. Vermont’s Constitutional carry law has been in effect since the United States was founded.
Blindly stating that giving people the power to defend themselves from violence is dangerous shows the true denial of fact that liberals supposedly love.
The National Rifle Association applauded the measure, saying it was “common sense measure that allows law-abiding South Dakotans to exercise their fundamental right to self-protection in the manner that best suits their needs.”
Twenty-eight other states and the District of Columbia have a “shall-issue” system concerning concealed carry permit.
However, in South Dakota, people will not be allowed to carry in the Statehouse in Pierre. The Senate voted to deny that access for gun owners this week.
“Republican Sen. Stace Nelson, the bill’s sponsor, argued that Statehouse employees and lawmakers are at risk and that the Statehouse is not a secure facility.”
Our Founding Fathers believed so firmly in our right to bear arms that they enshrined it into the Constitution. Tomorrow, I will sign SB47 into law. This constitutional carry legislation will further protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding South Dakotans.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) January 30, 2019
Ensuring that everyone is armed is a good thing, many people agree, and South Dakota has joined a list of states who want to protect their citizens by using logic and common sense, not hysterical nonsense.