Citizens in another state can now say ‘The Second Amendment IS my CC permit!’.
There is hope yet for those who still want a government to uphold the freedoms of the individual, rather than promise the comforts of a nanny-state. Another of our Big-R rights was just re-affirmed in law. The right to self-defense.
It’s not a bad first law for South Dakota’s new Governor to sign as Governor. If you qualify to OWN a firearm — no prohibitions for criminal record, for example — then you also qualify to carry your firearm.
That’s a far cry from, say, New York, where now you can’t even bring your gun from one legal residence to the other.
Governor Kristi Noem is set to sign into law a bill allowing anyone legally able to own a gun to carry a concealed firearm.
Today at noon, Noem will hold her first bill-signing ceremony as South Dakota’s governor. She will sign into law Senate Bill 47, referred to as the ‘constitutional carry’ or ‘permitless carry’ bill. The law will go into effect July 1.
…”Our Founding Fathers believed so firmly in our right to bear arms that they enshrined it into the Constitution,” Noem wrote in a tweet. The bill does not address the right to bear arms, only the legal right in this state to carry a concealed firearm without a $10, five-year, background-checked general permit.
Until July 1, carrying a concealed firearm without a permit remains a misdemeanor. Owning and openly carrying a firearm is legal for law-abiding citizens. According to the Secretary of State’s office, there were about 107,000 concealed carry permits in the state at the end of last November.
What do you say? Should EVERY state pass permitless concealed carry?