Saturday, September 30, 2006

SD Shooting Sports Assoc. Alert E-mail

From the NRA State Affiliate, the SD Shooting Sports Assoc.

Sept. 30, 2006

Hello To All,

November elections are fast approaching and many of you are
taking advantage of the early voting option offered by South Dakota. That is
a wise choice considering there are 11 Constitutional Amendments to consider
when you go to the polls in November. To vote early, just pick up an
Absentee Ballot at your local County Auditor's office or just vote while you
are there. Remember to bring a picture ID. The SD Shooting Sports Assoc.
takes no official stand on the ballot issues, but we are very biased when it
comes to supporting our progun candidates which have gone that extra mile,
supporting and enhancing our Second Amendment rights to "Keep and Bear
Arms". Governor Mike Rounds and Attorney General Larry Long are two such
candidates. I will concentrate on Mr. Long in this Alert E-mail.

Larry Long is running for reelection to the State Attorney General position.
While in office, Larry has supported every gun bill that was brought forth.
When the Criminal Code Revision bill was debated in 2005, there was a
section supported by the National Rifle Assoc. and the SD Shooting Sports
Assoc. which restores a person's right to own firearms after being denied
those rights by a Federal Law. Mr. Long supported this venture. The AG's
office dealt directly with the NRA legal team to assure that everything went
with as few problems as possible. In most other states the Attorney General
will not even consider this type of legislation because it is in direct
conflict with Federal Law. Not Larry Long, his priorities lie with the
people of SD. Being a fellow shooter, he will always remain a friend of gun
owners.

In 2006 we passed 4 extremely important gun bills, one being our version of
the famed Florida Castle Doctrine law. It is our "right to self defense" or
"stand your ground" law which passed with Mr. Long's approval. He was
involved in the process from the very beginning and contributed immensely to
its passage.

In 2006 he not only supported, but initiated a bill which gave his Dept. of
Criminal Investigation the authority to sell unclaimed confiscated guns
rather than destroying them. While most states opt for the latter, Larry
Long knows it is the criminals, not the lawful firearms that need to be
removed from society. He views firearms in the same light as you and I.

Again in 2006 he supported our bill which stopped any state agency from
restricting your legal right to carry a concealed firearm. The Attorney
Generals office supports your lawful right to self defense. He also
supported our bill which would halt the practice of media outlets printing
the names of CCW permit holders. Individual rights and privacies have always
been a prime concern for Larry and he does not feel that gun owners deserve
any less just because they own firearms.

Larry Long stood with us again in 2005 when we pushed through a bill stating
that South Dakota would honor ALL legal pistol permits issued by other
states. He is of strong opinion that permit holders are the most lawful
segment of our society.

Again in 2005, when we introduced a bill which restricted access to our CCW
permit data base to specify only a single permit declared by the holder, Mr.
Long did not interpret this as a restriction for his law enforcement agents,
but supported it for what it was. A much needed tool to address the privacy
concerns of permit holders.

Larry Long has always maintained and continued on the "open door" policy as
it pertains to our issues. Through out the years that I have been lobbying
for your gun rights at the capital, it has always been a pleasure to be able
to walk into his office unannounced and discuss our agenda with him. He
welcomes every opportunity to work with gun legislation.

It is now time for voters to show their thanks to an extremely PRO-GUN
Attorney General. Vote early or vote in November, but please vote to send
Larry Long back to Pierre as our Attorney General. You can rest assured that
your Second Amendment rights will always be protected in South Dakota while
Larry Long is our Attorney General.

As always; please forward this message to every gun owner you know. If this
message was forwarded to you and you want to become a member of the SDSSA
Alert E-mail list, or if you know any gun owners who should receive the
Alert E-mails, send only the e-mail address to sdssala@cs.com and you will
be added to the largest pro-firearms e-mail network in state of South
Dakota. Our unduplicated legislative success rate stands at 100% without
ever having solicited funds from anyone.

Thank You,

David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs

NRA-ILA State EVC

12708 Robinson Road

Black Hawk, SD 57718-9325

Phone: 605-787-5713

Fax: 605-786-0339

E-mail: sdssala@rushmore.com

www.sdshootingsports-ila.org

If you have received this message in error, (and this does happen
occasionally), forward this message to the e-mail address "sdssa@cs.com",
and your e-mail address will be deleted. If this is the case, please accept
our apologies.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

SD Shooting Sports Assoc. Alert E-mail

May 23, 2006

Alert E-mail

 

Hello To All,

            This E-mail is mainly intended for the Black Hills area folks, but due to the nature of the message, every gun owner in the state should be aware of yet another attack on their intelligence. In the Sioux Falls area, Senator Abdallah was inappropriately attacked as being anti-gun. This same duo from Rapid City is now using similar deceptive tactics to attack a Senator from District 33 as being anti-gun and anti-NRA. They manipulate and distort facts, play on words, and ask for more money. Here are the true facts;

            Since 2002 Senator Duniphan has voted FOR ALL NRA and SDSSA endorsed bills and every one of these bills was passed. This amounts to 12 Second Amendment related bills of assorted nature. 6 of those bills she gladly cosponsored. I know, as I personally asked her for her signature on every one of them. During this same time period she has willingly assisted in the defeat of anti-gun bills (more on this below). She has always been receptive and helpful to our cause.

            In 2003 a bill was brought forward which would have put pictures on our CCW Permits. The bill was the result of misinformation thus many Legislators signed on to it thinking it was requested by NRA and SDSSA. When I approached the cosponsors with the truth, they gladly removed their support for the bill and the prime sponsor pulled it. Senator Duniphan was one of the first to remove her name.

            In 2001 she is accused of supporting a state-level Lautenberg gun ban, SB85. Duniphan never signed on to the bill as a cosponsor.

            In 2005 she is accused of supporting another Lautenberg ban, SB43, which she also never signed on to. Truth of the matter is, SB43 was a Criminal Code Revision bill which encompassed the overhaul of our entire criminal justice penalty guidelines. Depending on which version you had, it ran almost 70 pages and was the result of almost a years work by the committee appointed to do it. The section being referenced is less than a page. Besides, it was not a Lautenberg ban in SD, it was relief for those improperly trapped by the Lautenberg ban and it was researched and supported by the NRA and SDSSA. Our organizations jointly asked Legislators for their support for this section.

            In 2005 the facts are once again being distorted by this Rapid City duo to make it appear that Senator Duniphan is again supporting a registry, HB1209. This bill did not even come close to being a registry. Just the opposite, it strengthens the privacy rights of gun owners to a level we never had before. It was also researched and supported by the NRA and SDSSA. It passed through the House and the Senate with a 100% YES vote. Does that make our entire Legislative body anti-gun? No, just the ones that can be turned into a cash cow for those who are good at manipulating facts to suite their fund raising needs.

            Senator Duniphan is an NRA "A" rated candidate, which is a direct result of her voting record and her willingness to protect our Second Amendment rights. What is happening to her and other innocent Legislators is despicable. The strongest NRA candidates are the ones targeted by this Rapid City duo. They are the ones who are anti-NRA. They randomly move from one candidate to another. They spend no time at the Capital acquainting themselves with Legislators, nor do they attempt to communicate view points with our elected officials. Once again, please do not buy into the distortions of facts. If you live in District 33 and value your gun rights, vote for Senator Duniphan. If you live elsewhere in SD, you too may find a postcard in your mailbox before November condemning a pro-gun candidate. Anyone who wants the true facts about any incumbent candidate can contact me directly. Not every candidate is our friend, but every candidate deserves an honest assessment based on fact. Not one based on personal dislikes.

 

As always; please forward this message to every gun owner you know. If this message was forwarded to you and you would prefer to become a member of the SDSSA Alert E-mail list, register at http://sdshootingsports.org/legislative_affairs_signup.htm and you will be added to the largest pro-firearms e-mail network in state of South Dakota. Our unduplicated legislative success rate stands at 100% without ever having solicited funds from anyone.

 

Thank You,

 

David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs

NRA-ILA State EVC

12708 Robinson Road

Black Hawk,  SD     57718-9325

Phone:     605-787-5713

Fax:          605-786-0339

E-mail:      sdssala@rushmore.com

www.sdshootingsports-ila.org

 

 If you have received this message in error, (and this does happen occasionally), forward this message to the e-mail address "sdssa@cs.com", and your e-mail address will be deleted. If this is the case, please accept our apologies.

 

Friday, March 03, 2006

SD Shooting Sports Assoc. Alert E-Mail #15

March 3, 2006

 

ALERT E-MAIL #15

 

Hello To All,

 

            Governor Rounds signed our last bill today, HB 1199 (introduced by Rep. Gillespie). This is the bill which prohibits access to the list of "applicants" who apply for a Concealed Carry Permit. Now with this law in place the Sioux Falls Argus Leader has run out of loopholes to exploit, in their never ending quest to publish names of permit holders. This newspaper was totally out of line in doing this and they knew it. It was obvious when every year as we would pass laws restricting access to the CCW list, they would blatantly find ways to back door our attempts at maintaining our privacy. Well, hopefully we have now removed every weak point they, or any other newspaper, could inappropriately exploit to try and intimidate someone from getting a permit. This bill was a fight and the media had no problem with sending their lobbyists to try and defeat our attempts. What they forget is, many of our Legislators also have permits and they also have no desire to see their names in print for just exercising their rights.

 

            Once again, we had a successful Legislative Session, with all 4 of our bills being signed into law. I had the privilege of attending the Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting this past Thursday in Chamberlain. This was when the GF&P's rule change to allow concealed carry with a permit on state lands controlled by them was finalized. Thank you to all of you who e-mailed your support for this change to the committee. I did not hear the actual count of e-mails but it was in the hundreds. The committee spokesman declined from reading them all, he just waved them in the air and stated they were ALL IN FAVOR of the rules change. This brought a laugh from everyone in the room. Technically, this is just a formality because HB 1173 (introduced by Rep. Buckingham) was passed this session. This law now restricts ALL state agencies from promulgating, or adopting, any rule that conflicts with our concealed carry laws. The nice thing about GF&P adopting this rule change now is we do not have to wait until July 1st when new state laws take effect. It is also a very positive message from GF&P and Secretary John Cooper, that they respect our rights. When I brought this problem to Mr. Cooper's attention last October, he was very cooperative and understanding and moved this change forward with no hesitation.

 

            Another bill successfully passed was HB 1134 (introduced by Rep. Hanks), our Castle Doctrine/No Retreat law. We now have a lawful right to meet criminal violence with justifiable force without the necessity of retreat. This law is more involved than what I could print here, so I would suggest that everyone reads it at  http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/bills/HB1134enr.htm   

so there are no misunderstandings. It does not give anyone the right to shoot someone for just trespassing.

 

            The last bill to mention is HB 1075 (introduced by Rep. Buckingham). This law now gives DCI and the Forensics Lab the ability to sell confiscated firearms at public auction, rather than the option of destroying them. The only change to this bill while it navigated the legislative process was the collected monies will go to the law enforcement officers training fund rather than to the general fund.

 

            So, as you can see, we had another great session and I owe every one of you a huge THANK YOU for all the e-mails, phone calls, and written messages to our Legislators. In all honesty, I could not do it without everyone else's help. The letters, e-mails, and phone calls to Legislators are what makes all this possible. I am merely a lobbyist, a mouth piece for the gun owners. I bring your message to our law makers. If firearm owners remain silent, I am nothing but a lone voice. What impresses the Legislators the most is how fast and uniform the gun owner's voices are heard. As Alert E-Mails went out, your responses were over whelming. So, keep up the good work and together we can accomplish our goals. I have no idea what the 2007 Legislative Session will bring us, but we will be ready when the time is right. If anyone has ideas or comments between now and then, send them to me at sdssala@cs.com. Many of our past bills started out that way.

 

            Check the SD Shooting Sports Assoc. web site regularly for updates. Many of you have asked me for Legislator's voting records on our bills for this session. Sometime in the near future I will be posting it. As always, I encourage everyone's input if there is something you would like to see posted on our web site. This will probably be the final Alert E-mail for the 2006 Legislative Session, so once again,

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!!

 

As always; please forward this message to every gun owner you know. If this message was forwarded to you and you would prefer to become a member of the SDSSA Alert E-mail list, register at http://sdshootingsports.org/legislative_affairs_signup.htm and you will be added to the largest pro-firearms e-mail network in state of South Dakota. Our unduplicated legislative success rate stands at 100% without ever having solicited funds from anyone.

 

Thank You,

David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs

NRA-ILA State EVC

12708 Robinson Road

Black Hawk,  SD     57718-9325

Phone:     605-787-5713

Fax:          605-786-0339

E-mail:      sdssala@rushmore.com

www.sdshootingsports-ila.org

 

 If you have received this message in error, (and this does happen occasionally), forward this message to the e-mail address "sdssa@cs.com", and your e-mail address will be deleted. If this is the case, please accept our apologies.

 

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

SD Shooting Sports Assoc. Alert E-Mail #14

Feb. 21, 2006

ALERT E-MAIL #14

 

Hello To All,

            Great news from the Capital. Governor Rounds signed HB 1134 on Friday, our No Retreat/ Self Defense bill and HB 1173 today, our bill which prohibits any state agency from adopting or promulgating rules that are contrary to our present Concealed Carry laws. Read these bills carefully because as of July 1st, 2006 they become law. HB 1075 was delivered to the Governor today. That is the bill which would give the Division of Criminal Investigation the additional option to sell confiscated firearms intact. The collected monies would go into the Law Enforcement Training fund.

 

So now we are down to our last bill which caused a bit of a ruckus at the last hearing. It is HB 1199 which adds CCW permit "applicants" to the list of restricted items that are not public knowledge. As you remember, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader has a policy of printing the names of permit "applicants" since we already restricted them from access to the CCW data base. So this bill this year is in response to them "back dooring" the system again. The newspaper lobby hit us with heated opposition at the last hearing and as a result an amendment was added to the bill. But the amendment actually strengthens our legislation and avoids a possible legal challenge by the Argus Leader. Senator Lee Schoenbeck, who is an attorney, helped us punch holes in what the newspaper lobby would have liked to have seen the hearing outcome be. I was very thankful for his quick thinking and slight bending of the rules to gain the positive results for our bill. It raised some eyebrows in the room, but after the dust settled it was obviously a good move. So now this bill returns to the House for a vote of concurrence. This will probably be the last time I ask you to contact anyone, but the concurrence vote will happen very soon. Please e-mail both of your Representatives and ask them to vote for passage of HB 1199 as amended by the Senate. This will be an important message. For help determining what District you live in, go to this link. Remember, all Representatives can be contacted by using the e-mail address --- rep.*****@state.sd.us --- and substituting their last name for the *****'s. Or contact me and I can help you. Even though presently this is a local Sioux Falls dilemma, without passage of this bill any newspaper anywhere in SD could adopt the same policy at any time and start publishing your name when you apply for or renew your permit. This information is no one's business and must always be protected as private.

 

As always; please forward this message to every gun owner you know. If this message was forwarded to you and you would prefer to become a member of the SDSSA Alert E-mail list, register at http://sdshootingsports.org/legislative_affairs_signup.htm and you will be added to the largest pro-firearms e-mail network in state of South Dakota. Our unduplicated legislative success rate stands at 100% without ever having solicited funds from anyone.

 

Thank You,

 

David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs

NRA-ILA State EVC

P.O. Box 402

Black Hawk,  SD     57718-0402

Phone:     605-787-5713

Fax:          605-786-0339

E-mail:      sdssala@rushmore.com

www.sdshootingsports-ila.org

 

 If you have received this message in error, (and this does happen occasionally), forward this message to the e-mail address "sdssa@cs.com", and your e-mail address will be deleted. If this is the case, please accept our apologies.

 

Thursday, February 16, 2006

SD Shooting Sports Assoc. Alert E-mail #13

2-16-06

ALERT E-MAIL #13

 

Hello To All,

            It has been a very busy and very productive week at the Capital. Many Legislators complimented the politeness and brevity of your e-mails and your messages that came into the Capital. I want to thank everyone who responded this way. It helped catapult two of our bills to passage when they fell on somewhat rocky ground. My apologizes for not sending out an Alert E-Mail sooner, but this week proved to be our biggest challenge so I was not able to leave the Capital much. An update is in order for all of our bills. Remember, you can still access past information on all of our bills on my Blog Site at http://sdssala.blogspot.com/

This is where the past Alert E-Mails are permanently archived.

 

HB 1075, which grants authority to the Division of Criminal Investigation to sell confiscated firearms as an additional option for their disposition, passed today (2/16/06) from the House. It had to return there for a concurrence vote because of an amendment attached to it in the Senate. The amendment stipulated that funds collected shall be deposited in the law enforcement officers training fund rather than the general fund. This bill is now on to the Governor for his signature. You can review its history at http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/1075.htm and search the numerous links at your leisure.

 

HB 1173, which restricts any state agency from adopting any rule that restricts the right or privilege to carry or possess a pistol in contradiction to our concealed carry laws, passed its final hurdle on 2/14/06 and is now on the Governors desk awaiting his signature. A history can be reviewed at http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/1173.htm

 

HB 1134, the No Retreat/Self Defense bill passed out of the Senate on 2/10/06 and passed a House concurrence vote on 2/14/06. This was our biggest challenge this year. It was amended many times with some amendments being removed in subsequent hearings. The final House vote was a very close one at 43 to 27. Much closer than any bills we have ever run in the past. This bill is now on to the Governor. The history is at http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/1134.htm

 

HB 1199 is our final challenge for this session. This is the bill which was brought out in response to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader printing the names of CCW Permit "applicants". We passed a law in 2002 and strengthened it again in 2005 which stipulated that no one could have access to, or compile a list of permit holders. We never considered applicants in the restrictions. Well, the Argus Leader took advantage of that and started printing the names of applicants. Yesterday's hearing was very heated as the SD Newspaper Assoc. lobbyist did his best to unsuccessfully kill the bill. The final vote was 5 to 2 in favor of passage, but the newspapers will not give up, they will just turn up the pressure on the Legislators. The bill is expected to be voted on by the Senate floor tomorrow, Tuesday at the latest. Because it was amended, it will have to return to the House for them to concur. Please contact your Senator immediately and ask him or her to pass HB 1199. As soon as I receive the floor vote results, I will pass it on to you. We will still have the final House vote to contend with. This problem extends further than just the Sioux Falls area. If the Argus Leader is allowed to continue printing names, other newspapers will follow. We need to head this problem off before it goes any further. If you are unsure who your Senator is, we have the info at http://sdshootingsports.org/contacting_legislators.htm   If you need additional help, feel free to contact me. I will be going back to the Capital on Monday.

 

One last item is our Quick Polls which are still posted at http://sdshootingsports.org/quick_polls.htm  If you have not voted in them, please do. If you have voted, you can still go back and submit additional comments without voting. The final step with all of our bills is a visit with the Governor. I will be bringing the results of the polls with me when I visit with him. Governor Rounds has always been very receptive to the concerns of firearms owners in the state. From visiting with members of his staff, I feel confident that Governor Rounds will be very receptive to our bills. We still need his signature before they can become law. It has been a tough session, but we are almost there. Our successes this year will be something you can be very proud of. The correspondence you sent to the legislature was welcomed by all of them. Even Legislators that will always vote for our causes complimented the ever growing gun owner voice in South Dakota. Those who needed some convincing were definitely moved in that direction, so keep it up.

 

As always; please forward this message to every gun owner you know. If this message was forwarded to you and you would prefer to become a member of the SDSSA Alert E-mail list, register at http://sdshootingsports.org/legislative_affairs_signup.htm and you will be added to the largest pro-firearms e-mail network in state of South Dakota. Our unduplicated legislative success rate stands at 100% without ever having solicited funds from anyone.

 

Thank You,

 

David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs

NRA-ILA State EVC

P.O. Box 402

Black Hawk,  SD     57718-0402

Phone:     605-787-5713

Fax:          605-786-0339

E-mail:      sdssala@rushmore.com

www.sdshootingsports-ila.org

 

 If you have received this message in error, (and this does happen occasionally), forward this message to the e-mail address "sdssa@cs.com", and your e-mail address will be deleted. If this is the case, please accept our apologies.

Friday, February 10, 2006

SD Shooting Sports Assoc. Alert E-mail #12

2-10-06

ALERT E-MAIL #12

 

Hello To All,

    HB 1134, our Self Defense bill received an excellent Senate floor vote this afternoon of 30 to 1, with 4 absentees. This is what happens when you make your wishes known to your Legislators. This bill was amended in the House and amended again in the Senate to return it to its original intent and language. The commendable vote in the Senate was a direct result of all the correspondence from everyone. This bill actually came very close to being tabled because it strayed so far away from our original intent. Now it is back on an excellent course for passage. Because it was amended again by the Senate, it must now go back to the House for concurrence. There will be no further committee action, just floor debate. Now is the time to contact both of your Representatives from your District and ask them to support HB 1134 when it comes up for further debate. We have taken this bill a long way, now is the time to give it one last push. Contact information can be found on our web site at http://sdshootingsports.org/contacting_legislators.htm

Or you can e-mail me if you cannot find your Representative's name and contact info. I will be glad to help you. E-mail is always best and quickest. Put "Please Support HB 1134 with Senate Amendments" in your subject box and in your message.

            In other action, HB 1173 is scheduled to be heard at 7:45AM Monday morning by the Senate State Affairs committee. This bill requests all state agencies go through the Legislative process before restricting your right to concealed carry. They cannot block this right using the rule making authority granted to them. This bill appears to be in good shape, but if you would like to contact the committee members, please do. All of them can be addressed by using the e-mail address "sen.*****@state.sd.us" . Substitute their last name for the *****'s. Remember the "period" after "sen".

            HB 1199, the permit applicant privacy bill has no date set yet but it will be heard by the Senate Judiciary committee. I will send info out as I get it.

            Once again, thank you to everyone for helping get the messages out. These bills cannot pass without your input. If you have not sent out an e-mail yet, please do. My lobbying effectiveness at the Capital is a direct result of your messages.

 

As always; please forward this message to every gun owner you know. If this message was forwarded to you and you would prefer to become a member of the SDSSA Alert E-mail list, register at http://sdshootingsports.org/legislative_affairs_signup.htm and you will be added to the largest pro-firearms e-mail network in state of South Dakota. Our unduplicated legislative success rate stands at 100% without ever having solicited funds from anyone.

 

Thank You,

 

David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs

NRA-ILA State EVC

P.O. Box 402

Black Hawk,  SD     57718-0402

Phone:     605-787-5713

Fax:          605-786-0339

E-mail:      sdssala@rushmore.com

www.sdshootingsports-ila.org

 

 If you have received this message in error, (and this does happen occasionally), forward this message to the e-mail address "sdssa@cs.com", and your e-mail address will be deleted. If this is the case, please accept our apologies.

 

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Alert E-mail #11

Feb. 6th, 2006

ALERT E-MAIL #11

 

Hello To All,

           

Thank you to everyone who contacted the Senate Judiciary committee members. HB 1134, the "no retreat, self defense" bill, passed out of committee today with only one NO vote. For some reason, Senator Koetzle (Dist. 15 - Sioux Falls) did not like the bill. The good news is, the bill has been amended back to its original version as it was first introduced in the House. As you may remember from past Alert E-Mails, a House Judiciary committee member requested and was granted an amendment to the original bill which substantially weakened it. Senator Schoenbeck (Dist. 5 - Watertown) and Senator Knudson (Dist. 14 - Sioux Falls), did an excellent job diagnosing the bill from the legal standpoint and conveyed a need to reinstate the previously amended out language. So now the bill goes to the full Senate with the original language intact. Please, now send a short e-mail to your Senator asking him or her to support HB 1134 when it comes to the Senate floor vote. If you are unsure who your Senator is, the information can be found on our web site at: http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/senrost.htm  and your Legislative District can be found at: http://sdshootingsports.org/Documents/CitiesDistricts.pdf

 

We knew all along that this bill would prove to be a challenge but we have taken it quite a way thanks to everyone's help and messages. Now is not the time to ease away from it. Being amended again, back to its original form, now means it must return to the House floor for a vote to concur or not to concur, after the full Senate hopefully approves it. There will be no further committee hearings, just floor debates from this point on. If you have not already contacted your Senator, now is the time. If your Senator was one of the committee members, thank them for their vote of support. They will undoubtedly vote for it on the Senate floor.

 

In other activity, HB 1075 was again deferred to another day. No reason for concern, the committee just ran out of time. That bill is in great shape.

 

HB 1173 and HB 1199 are still waiting for a date to be heard. I will send information to you as soon as it becomes available. If you missed any past Alert E-Mails containing facts about these bills, they are archived on my blog site at http://sdssala.blogspot.com/

 

The four SDSSA Quick Polls are still running at http://sdshootingsports.org/quick_polls.htm if you have not already voted. The optional comments have proven to be very helpful and informative. Please vote only once per poll, but you can go back and submit a comment at any time. Many of these comments I have been sharing with Legislators, so keep them coming in.

 

As always; please forward this message to every gun owner you know. If this message was forwarded to you and you would prefer to become a member of the SDSSA Alert E-mail list, register at http://sdshootingsports.org/legislative_affairs_signup.htm and you will be added to the largest pro-firearms e-mail network in state of South Dakota. Our unduplicated legislative success rate stands at 100% without ever having solicited funds from anyone.

 

Thank You,

 

David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs

NRA-ILA State EVC

P.O. Box 402

Black Hawk,  SD     57718-0402

Phone:     605-787-5713

Fax:          605-786-0339

E-mail:      sdssala@rushmore.com

www.sdshootingsports-ila.org

 

 If you have received this message in error, (and this does happen occasionally), forward this message to the e-mail address "sdssa@cs.com", and your e-mail address will be deleted. If this is the case, please accept our apologies.