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Protecting the 2nd Amendment

Endorsed by the NRA with an "A" rating, I'm a solid advocate for our rights to keep and bear arms as guaranteed to us by the Second Amendment.

This guarantee, which plainly states "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" was written in the Constitution to make sure that power remained in the hands of the people, and not the government.   

I heard it said that the Second Amendment exists to defend all the rest, including the First. I agree. That’s why I have been proud to advocate for  legislation that supports the Second Amendment, including Constitutional Carry. 

Unfortunately, some politicians seem determined to infringe on our right to bear arms, despite the Second Amendment’s clear wording that it “shall not be infringed.”  I am and will continue to be a strong and consistent defender of the Second Amendment. 

Some of What I've Done

  • Supported HB 1215, to allow a person to apply for an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

  • Supported HB1116 to allow concealed carry permit holders from other states to legally carry a concealed pistol in South Dakota.

  • Supported HB1096 to allow background investigation for concealed carry permits to be conducted through the national instant criminal background check system.

  • Supported SB47 to remove the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense.

  • Supported HB1212 to provide additional protection for the self-defense rights of law-abiding South Dakotans.

  • Supported SB100 to provide protections for gun stores, ranges, or any other entity that engages in the lawful selling or servicing of firearms, components, or accessories. SB 100 also prevents the prohibition, regulation, or seizure of citizens’ Second Amendment rights during a declared State of Emergency


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