South Dakota GOP Governor Christy Noyme has signed a measure that repeals fees paid to state residents for secret carrying permits, the report said Wednesday.
“Three years ago, I took a bold stand by signing a constitutional law to ensure that there were no barriers between South Dakotan and their rights,” Noem told Fox News Digital.
“This week, I have taken steps to overcome a financial hurdle. You should not spend a penny to enforce your Second Amendment rights. The government exists to protect our rights, not to benefit from them, ”he added.
“Today, I have signed into law a law abolishing all concealed carrying fees. It won’t cost you a penny to enforce your Second Amendment right in South Dakota, “he added on Twitter.
Today, I signed the law to abolish all secret carrying fees.
It will not cost you a penny to exercise your Second Amendment rights in South Dakota.
– Governor Christy Noem (govkristinoem) March 22, 2022
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action noted that the measure, called Senate Bill 212, “reduces the cost of a South Dakota carry permit by $ 0.”
“SB212 allows those who wish to use the South Dakota reciprocal agreement with other states and is not heavily burdened by a tax on their right to self-defense,” the NRA-ILA added.
“I would like to thank NRA-ILA Governor Christy Noyem for signing this important step into law, as well as for bill sponsors and for those legislators who voted in favor of the three bills. Further, thanks to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who have continued to liaise with their legislators in support of each step as the law-making process progresses, “the organization added in a press release.
Fox News further notes:
Nome recently signed into law other measures that strengthen gun rights for residents of Mount Rushmore State, including Senate Bill 195, which clarifies the state’s Stand Your Ground Act, and House Bill 1162, which provides an updated definition of “loaded firearms.”
Under South Dakota Statute 23-7-7, effective July 1, 2019, anyone 18 years of age or older who can legally possess a firearm under state and federal law may carry a secret handgun in South Dakota without permission. Can.
Nearly half of all states – 24 – have “constitutional carrying”, meaning that residents and citizens are not prohibited by law from possessing concealed firearms, they are allowed to do so without first obtaining permission.
Earlier this month, the Republican governor made headlines when he said his party’s candidates for elected office should run on its prescription for “constitution” and “limited government.”
“I think Republicans and Conservatives need to focus on where we’re going, what our vision for the future is,” Naeem told Fox News Digital in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference event in Orlando, Fla.
“We all know Joe Biden is a terrible president. We all know that he is destroying this country and we are against 99.9 percent of what he is doing to destroy our freedom. But we need to talk about what we stand for and what we accept, what a special gift this country has and how we want to protect it for the next generation, ”he said.
Noam, who served in the US House of Representatives before becoming governor, is pushing Republicans to run the constitution and “limited government”, reminding voters that “power is with the people.”
“We’re going to keep taxes low, keep regulations low, give them a chance to succeed and partner where appropriate,” Naeem explained. “For me, it’s just the story of South Dakota… our country has the number one economy. We’re growing, our people are getting richer, they’re happier, and that’s because we’re pursuing conservative policies. “
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