Republican Governor Kristi Noem 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.
House Bill 1296 (Guns during emergencies – allowing)
Prevents any state agency or any government entity from prohibiting or restricting use of firearms during an emergency. 👎 Dislike
House Bill 98 (Gun banned areas – expanding)
Enhanced carry permit holder to carry concealed firearms for the whole year in the Capital Building. 👎 Dislike
House Bill 1094 (Gun licenses – decreasing requirements)
Allows anyone to carry loaded guns without any permit on motorcycles, snowmobiles and off-road vehicle. 👎 Dislike
March 25, 2020
Three gun bills signed into law
- HB 1182 Requires live-fire training for license renewals. 👍 Like
- SB 169 Expands ability to bring guns into courtrooms. 👎 Dislike
- SB 120 Allows minors to possess guns without their parents around if the child has prior approval from a parent. 👎 Dislike
February 2, 2020
South Dakota: An ERPO bill hearing is scheduled for Feb 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.
Senate Bill 82
Allows 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. 👍
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
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.