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Noem keeps campaign promise on expanding Second Amendment rights

Effective July 1, 2019, South Dakotans will no longer be required to hold a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

On January 31st, before a large crowd of legislators and citizens gathered in the Capitol Rotunda, newly elected Governor Kristi Noem signed her firstever bill, ‘Constitutional Carry SB47’, into law. This measure allows people to carry concealed pistols without a permit in the state of South Dakota.

Currently, it is legal to carry an open firearm in South Dakota, but it is a misdemeanor for a handgun to be concealed under a coat or bag, or concealed inside a vehicle without a permit.


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