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State Capitol Building in Pierre by Jake DeGroot
March 28, 2017

House Fails to Override Governor's Gun Vetoes

The South Dakota House failed to garner enough support to override Governor Dennis Daugaard's vetoes of two gun bills that would have further loosened restrictions on carrying concealed guns in the state. As reported by the Rapid City Journal, HB 1072 would have eliminated the need for a permit to carry a concealed firearm while HB 1156 would have allowed guns to be carried in the Capitol building with a permit. Despite having a super majority of party members, Republicans in the South Dakota House were unable to convince the necessary two-thirds majority to override the vetoes.

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