Constitutional Carry Bill Awaiting Action on Gov. Daugaard’s Desk-- Ask him to sign this important piece of legislation
A bill to allow all South Dakotans to carry a handgun without getting government permission is awaiting Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s 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.
“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 governor’s 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 don’t 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.