Skip to comments.South Dakota Constitutional Carry
Posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:10 AM PDT by marktwain
A bill to allow all South Dakotans to carry a handgun without getting government permission is awaiting Gov. Dennis Daugaards signature.
HB 1248 would allow all law-abiding citizens in the state to carry handguns as a matter of right -- without having to submit to any obnoxious background checks or waiting periods. But while HB 1248 is a terrific bill, the Governor is not sure what he will do. ccw
It is uncertain whether the Governor will sign the bill, reports Bonzer Wolf, a Second Amendment activist who covers freedom issues. Gov. Daugaard said Wednesday (February 29) that he has yet to examine it closely. The governor is required by law to sign or veto the law two weeks after he receives it.
ACTION: Please contact Gov. Daugaard and urge him to sign HB 1248.
Click here to access the governors web form. You can cut and paste the pre-written message below.
Dear Gov. Daugaard:
I would urge you to sign HB 1248.
This is an important piece of legislation that allows all law-abiding citizens in the state to carry handguns as a matter of right -- without having to submit to any obnoxious background checks or waiting periods.
Criminals dont wait in lines to get permits. They are always able to get their hands on firearms -- even to the point of smuggling them into prisons.
So please reaffirm my Second Amendment right to bear arms by signing this important bill, HB 1248. Gun Owners of America will keep me updated as to what happens. Thank you.
If you want people to contact the governor it is usually a good idea to make it easy by providing a link.
What is wrong with what the US constitution says, that our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed?
I don’t see any reason for additional permits to bear arms, all they do is provide lists for government officials showing who has arms.
Q: What kind of governor dithers about conforming to the Constitution? A: one that needs to be gotten rid of.
Here is a link to contact Governor Daugaard:
I am betting that he is too cowardly to veto, so it will become law automatically without his signature.
If this is the case, it is still too meeching, and a new governor is needed.
I think that the 15th day would be the 15th of March, but I have not been able to find the information as to when it was formally received by the Governor. Pending other information, I think it was the 29th of February, 2012.
Personally,I’m fine with a governor or president decining to sign a law guarenteeing constitutional rights if it will automatically become law without his signature versus forcing a decision and having him veto said law .
Ideological purity can sometimes get in the way of getting things done.