South Dakota SB 47 - "Constitutional Carry"

South Dakota SB 47

by Sen. Brock Greenfield (R) and Rep. Lee Qualm (R) with Sens. Ryan Maher (R) and Jim Stalzer (R) and Reps. Arch Beal (R), Dayle Hammock (R), Kevin Jensen (R), Isaac Latterell (R), Herman Otten (R)

LEAP Forward Position: Oppose

23-7-7. A permit to carry a concealed pistol shall be issued to any person by the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides. The permit shall be valid throughout the state and shall be issued pursuant to § 23-7-7.1. For purposes of verifying the qualifications of an applicant, prior to issuing a permit, the sheriff shall execute, and the applicant shall pass, a background investigation, including a computer check of available on-line records and the National Instant Criminal Background Check. The issuance of a permit to carry a concealed pistol under this chapter, or the recognition of nonresident permits to carry a concealed pistol under § 23-7-7.4, does not impose a general prohibition on the carry of a pistol without a permit