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Constitutional Carry Vetoed by Governor Daugaard of South Dakota

This was a surprise to wake up to this morning, but it does go to show why Constitutional Carry is such a difficult issue for us in Pennsylvania, when it’s extremely difficult to get it even in states where it should be a slam-dunk. Governor Daugaard has signed a number of pro-gun measures into law during his tenure, but this was apparently a bit too much for him. South Dakota would have been the 4th state to enact Constitutional Carry, and the 5th state to not require a license or permit to carry a concealed firearm. The other states are Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming. Vermont has always had constitutional carry.

2 Responses to “Constitutional Carry Vetoed by Governor Daugaard of South Dakota”

  1. Sage Thrasher says:

    What was the reasoning the governor gave; any? I disagree with it, but the reasoning against Constitutional carry that I usually hear from otherwise pro-gun people is that taking away the requirement for a permit takes away the requirement to get training in state deadly force laws as well as learning local restrictions. That will be the major excuse against national reciprocity, too.

  2. FatWhiteMan says:

    I guess it is time for the people of South Dakota to get a new governor.

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