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South Dakota Passes Constitutional Concealed Carry Law

Wolfman 2012/03/08 09:54:38
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House Bill 1248, passed the South Dakota Legislature last Tuesday awaits Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s signature or veto.

If
Gov. Daugaard signs the law, South Dakotans will bypass a layer of
bureaucracy, including a background check and fee, before being able to
carry a concealed weapon.

Anyone with a valid South Dakota
driver’s license who isn’t disqualified from carrying a concealed weapon
– including convicted felons, people with a “history of violence” and
people with mental illness – will be able to carry a concealed weapon
without the permit under the state law and the U.S. Constitution.

South
Dakota law does not require permits to own guns, keep or bear them in a
home or business or carry guns openly. However, the law currently
requires that people have permits to carry concealed guns.

Permits
still will be available for people who want one. Many other states
recognize South Dakota concealed weapon permits as valid, and travelers
would need a permit in order to carry concealed weapons those states. If
the bill is signed into law, it would make South Dakota the fifth state
to not require a concealed carry permit. Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and
Wyoming don’t require permits to carry concealed weapons.

The
bill won’t change where people are allowed to carry a weapon. It will
still be against the law to possess a firearm inside a courthouse or to
possess a loaded firearm while intoxicated.

Federal laws requiring background checks for people buying firearms remain.

Supporters say it is a matter of giving citizens their freedoms.

Sen.
Larry Rhoden, R-Union Center, said there’s no reason to make South
Dakotans get a concealed weapons permit as long as they have valid
driver’s licenses and would meet the requirements for getting a
concealed weapons permit. People have a constitutional right to bear
arms, he said.

Read More: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2855235/p...

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  • LAAD Gunner - USMC 2012/03/13 07:54:34
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    Damn, let's move to South Dakota!! Or Alaska, Arizona, Vermont, or Wyoming. This is the way every state's gun laws should be.
  • Wolfman LAAD Gu... 2012/03/13 08:02:18
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    That's the way the Constitution of the United States demands it.
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/03/13 06:29:50
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    It should be like that all over. People forget criminals carry guns legally or not. It's time to stop penalizing law abiding citizens to make a buck for licenses and fees.
  • Wolfman Stan Ka... 2012/03/13 06:49:08
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    I couldn't agree more. Criminals already carry guns; they don't need a permit.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/03/13 01:15:12
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    I applaud the bill with some exception. A felon and people that have mental issues maybe should be disqualified.
  • Wolfman ☆stillt... 2012/03/13 05:09:43
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    A felon and a mentally ill person can't buy a gun.
  • ☆stillt... Wolfman 2012/03/13 05:59:19
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    I missed read that Thank You
  • Wolfman ☆stillt... 2012/03/13 06:09:32
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    It wasn't in the article but there is a background check for every gun purchase.
  • Red_Horse 2012/03/08 21:57:12 (edited)
  • Wolfman Red_Horse 2012/03/09 04:01:14
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    Thank you for your response.
  • alanh 2012/03/08 21:40:17
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    That's the way it should be everywhere!!! Way to go!!
  • Wolfman alanh 2012/03/09 04:01:40
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    Yes, it should.
  • Paige 2012/03/08 17:18:56 (edited)
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  • Wolfman Paige 2012/03/09 04:02:24
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    Following the Constitution. What an idea.
  • Paige Wolfman 2012/03/09 14:32:39
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    Exactly! What a concept!
  • Dickens 2012/03/08 17:13:37
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    ...and without a background check, how do they know if someone is a convicted felon, violent or nuts?? So does that mean that EVERYONE has to carry a gun because felons, the violent and the crazies all have guns?? (and they will)..what a great system..
  • Wolfman Dickens 2012/03/09 04:08:19
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    One must pass a background check to buy a gun. If one steals a gun do you think they are likely to apply for a permit? Felons, the violent and crazies don't apply for permits. They all have guns anyway.

    A friend of mine is a retired cop. He told me that he has disarmed hundreds of people but not one had a CHL.
  • prosperhappily 2012/03/08 16:38:04
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    excellent.
  • Wolfman prosper... 2012/03/08 17:02:49
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    Agree.
  • Crankney - PKM 2012/03/08 14:47:38
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    A wise move to keep South Dakota FREE! A feel better already about my planned visit there this summer.
    girls with guns
  • Wolfman Crankne... 2012/03/08 17:02:29
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    It's a safer place.
  • ray 2012/03/08 14:04:16
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    Now if only the rest of the states would ratify the second Amendment.
    Perhaps the move to restore the constitution will grow.
  • Wolfman ray 2012/03/08 17:01:56
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    That's probably too much to hope for.
  • ray Wolfman 2012/03/08 17:07:50
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    I Have a dream . When all of Americas Children once again walk with a love of the Constitution and America in their hearts again.
  • Wolfman ray 2012/03/08 17:11:16
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    We share that dream.
  • Dagon 2012/03/08 13:59:04
  • Wolfman Dagon 2012/03/08 17:01:13
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    A background check should do it.
  • Dagon Wolfman 2012/03/08 18:54:22
  • Lisa~in~Texas 2012/03/08 13:46:03
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    Go South Dakota! We are right behind you.
  • Wolfman Lisa~in... 2012/03/08 17:00:16
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    I wish. Texas is still being punished for seceeding.
  • XENON23 2012/03/08 12:32:20
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    All we should need is the 2nd Amendment!!
  • stevmackey 2012/03/08 10:35:53
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  • Wolfman stevmackey 2012/03/08 16:59:20
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    Super-great.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/03/08 10:32:45
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    GOOD ON SOUTH DAKOTA!!
  • Wolfman Lady Wh... 2012/03/08 16:59:03
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    I second that.
  • Wolfman 2012/03/08 09:56:15
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    Congratulations South Dakota on reading the Constitution. Why not open-carry?
  • ray Wolfman 2012/03/08 17:13:37
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    What are the Gun Laws in South Dakota?
    A Synopsis of State Laws on Purchase, Possession and Carrying of Firearms
    Handguns
    Permit to purchase handgun? No. 48-hour waiting period. Police record purchases from dealers.
    Registration of handguns? No.
    Licensing of owners of handguns? No.
    Permit to carry handguns? Yes. Permit required if concealed, where concealed means totally hidden from view.
    ( the requirement for permit to conceal is about to be repealed )
    http://crime.about.com/od/gun...

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