Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed pro-gun
bills that protect and strengthen the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
House Bill 1296, as previously reported, ensures the law-abiding
gun owners of South Dakota won't be disarmed during natural disasters or
emergencies, such as the outbreak of COVID-19.
Passed on the final day of the South Dakota
legislative session, HB 1296 declares that no state agency, political
subdivision, or any elected or appointed official or employee may prohibit,
regulate, or curtail the otherwise lawful possession, carrying, sale,
transportation, transfer, defensive use, or other lawful use of any firearm or
The law also protects indoor and outdoor ranges
and prohibits firearm confiscation, revocation or suspension of carry permits,
the refusal to accept carry permit applications, mandated gun store closures, or
a limitation on the number of firearms or ammunition purchases.
House Bill 98 extends the time that an individual
with an enhanced carry permit may carry a concealed firearm in the State Capitol
from 30 days to a calendar year.
House Bill 1094 allows individuals to carry a
firearm without a permit on a motorcycle, snowmobile, or off-road vehicle.
Thank you to Governor Kristi Noem
for signing these important pro-gun measures and protecting the rights of
law-abiding gun owners in South Dakota. Also, thank you to pro-gun lawmakers
who supported these bills, as well as NRA Members and Second Amendment
supporters who made their voices