Senate Committee Moves Concealed Carry Bill To Full Chamber

(KJJQ) — The Senate Judiciary Committee on a five-two vote passes a bill that would eliminate the need for a permit to carry a concealed pistol in South Dakota. A similar bill passed in the legislature last year but was vetoed by the Governor. The bill is opposed by the Governor’s office again this year. The sponsor of the bill this year is Senator Lance Russel of Hot Springs. He says some 21 other states allow it…

Dick Tiezen of the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association says they oppose the bill…

He says about five-percent of those who apply for concealed permits are denied. The measure now goes to the full Senate.