The South Dakota House passed self-defense legislation, Senate Bill 47, by a 47 to 23 vote today sending the SB 47 now heads to the desk of Governor Kristi Noem for her signature.
2 significant indications on how she may vote, lye with-in the political party she represents and a story that may allude to a Pro-Gun stance.
At 22, Noem left college to help run her family’s ranch after her father was killed in a farm machinery accident. She has said that upon her father’s death, she and her family members decided to take out a loan to pay taxes owed on the estate and that “for 10 years that loan really impacted our ability to make a profit”. Over the years, Noem added a hunting lodge and restaurant to the property, and all her siblings have moved back to help expand the businesses.
According to the NRA Institute of Legislative Action, Senate Bill 47 would remove the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense. In South Dakota, it is already legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm. However, under current law, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if an individual prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in a bag, they would need to possess a CCHL. Read More–