Saturday, March 3, 2012
SD lawmakers approve concealed weapons carry bill
PIERRE, S.D. (WTW) — South Dakota lawmakers have given their final approval to a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit as long as they have a driver's license and otherwise meet state standards for carrying guns.
The Senate voted 22-11 Tuesday to pass the bill, which was approved earlier by the House. It will become law if signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
State law does not require permits to own guns, keep them in a home or business or carry them openly. However, the law currently requires that people have permits to carry concealed guns.
Rhoden said constitutional rights trump any argument for leaving control with local law officials.
"When in doubt, give us our rights," Rhoden said.
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