South Dakota: Gov signs three gun unsafe bills into law

Republican Governor Kristi Noeme signed into law, three bills that make South Dakota a more dangerous place to live. HB 1296 allows gun stores to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. This endangers the public in two way:

  • The purpose of closing businesses is to stop the virus spread. Every type of business left open increases the spread of the virus.
  • Gun groups try to frighten citizens into fears of public panic. The subtle message they use is, you need a gun to protect your family from those desperate for food. Now is the perfect time to frighten the public to buy more guns, but they need the gun business to churn away as normal to sell those guns.

The bills

  • House Bill 1296 prevents any state agency or any government entity from prohibiting or restricting use of firearms during an emergency. 👎 Dislike
  • House Bill 98 enhanced carry permit holder to carry concealed firearms for the whole year in the Capital Building. 👎 Dislike
  • House Bill 1094 allows anyone to carry loaded guns without any permit on motorcycles, snowmobiles and off-road vehicle. 👎 Dislike

February 2, 2020

South Dakota: An ERPO bill hearing is scheduled for February 4

On Tuesday, February 4, a hearing will be held to take testimony on an Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill. The hearing will be before the South Dakota Senate Judiciary Committee.

The NRA alerted their members to contact members of the committee and ask them to oppose the bill. Concerned citizens who favor gun control legislation, need to make their opinions know to help counteract calls from gun proliferation enthusiasts.

The Bills

  • Senate Bill 82 would allow for Extreme Risk Protection Orders. This type of bills allows families and authorities to request that a Judge remove the firearms temporarily from someone deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. 👍

Action

Please call or email the office of the Chair and the Vice-Chair. Let them know your support for Senate Bill 82, the ERPO bill.

Chairs: Russell, Lance

Vice-Chair: Rusch, Arthur

Senators:

Blare, Rocky (R); Kennedy, Craig (D); Novstrup, Al (R); Rusch, Arthur (R); Russell, Lance (R); Schoenbeck, Lee (R); Stalzer, Jim (R)


  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Who are My Representatives.
  • Make sure you include your full name and address. Adding simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible.
  • See our Advocacy page with legislator contact suggestions.
  • Comment on this alert at Stop Gun Madness.

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