Bill Would Allow Carrying Concealed Pistol Without Permit
A Republican state lawmaker plans to sponsor a bill that would let people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit.
Right now, it’s a misdemeanor for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit. Rep. Lynne DiSanto said Monday that her bill is about personal protection.
Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard in 2012 vetoed a measure that would have allowed people over 18 with a valid South Dakota drivers’ license to carry a concealed pistol without a permit.
A similar proposal that would have removed the requirement for a concealed pistol permit from state law passed through the state House in 2015, but died in a Senate committee.