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House OKs reporting mentally ill to FBI’s criminal system

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The state House of Representatives decided Thursday that South Dakota should become part of the national system for identifying people whose mental defects prohibit them from legally purchasing firearms in the United States.

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POWERS: SD’s pistol permit system faster than a speeding … snail

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Pat Powers

Dakota War College

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Panel defeats bill to give SD gun laws more power

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A bill that would have given South Dakota state gun laws supremacy over those of federal and local governments failed in a legislative panel Tuesday.

The House Local Government Committee voted 8-4 to reject the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Panel defeats bill to give SD gun laws more power

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A bill that would have given South Dakota state gun laws supremacy over those of federal and local governments failed in a legislative panel Tuesday.

The House Local Government Committee voted 8-4 to reject the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Legislators test their marksmanship

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — During Attorney General Marty Jackley’s recent legislative tour, legislators had an opportunity to test and compare their marksmanship.

In doing so, they may donate to a charity of their own choosing and there is no cost to taxpayers.

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South Dakota House votes against guns in Capitol

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota public officials will not be allowed to carry guns in the state Capitol.

A bill allowing legislators to pack heat in public buildings failed to pass the House with 49 representatives voting against it and 18 in suppo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bill OK’d to let SD lawmakers carry guns in Capitol

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — Saying they fear for their safety while on the job, members of a South Dakota legislative committee have approved a bill allowing state lawmakers and other elected officials to carry guns in the Capitol and county …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bill OK’d to let SD lawmakers carry guns in Capitol

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — Saying they fear for their safety while on the job, members of a South Dakota legislative committee have approved a bill allowing state lawmakers and other elected officials to carry guns in the Capitol and county …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MILBANK: America’s numbness to mass shootings

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Deadwood business aims to combine bullets and beer

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEADWOOD (AP) — A businessman in the western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood wants to combine an indoor shooting range with a saloon.

The Deadwood Guns complex proposed by Greg Vecchi would have several businesses, including a gun shop,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com