South Dakota House Passes "Constitutional Carry" Bill

One of the NRA’s main priorities early in this legislative cycle has been South Dakota SB 47, which would allow permitless, or so-called ‘constitutional’ carry of hidden weapons in the state. Despite the bill being called a waste of the legislature’s time and despite negative reception from both voters and police organizations, and despite bipartisan opposition, the state House joined the Senate in passing the legislation yesterday.

The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem, who has signaled a willingness to sign the legislation into law. LEAP Forward has graded all legislative action on this bill and has scored opposition.