State of South Dakota secondary Archives: on Gun Control


Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done

[TV ad entitled "Running"; aired March 20, for 45 days] I'm Marty Jackley. [video on screen: Marty walking outdoors with a man in a baseball cap].

[Marty speaking to camera]: I ran track at Mines [photo: track team photo; subtitle: "1990 SDSMT Hall of Fame team"], then ran a business [photo: uniform emblazoned with "School of Mines and Technology, Track and Field"] before running for Attorney General to fight crime, drugs, and predators.

Now I'm running for governor. As a proven conservative I will:

  • strengthen education
  • create more opportunities
  • and higher wages for our kids
  • defend the Second Amendment
    [Subtitle: Defend 2nd Amendment
  • protect the right to life
    [Subtitle: Protect the unborn]
  • Cut spending
  • And run a tight ship in Pierre

    [Son enters video from back of room]: "Just don't run anywhere in those shorts, dad."

    [Marty holds up gold running shorts]: "What's wrong with these?" [Looks at camera and shrugs] Subtitle: Marty Jackley for governor.

    Source: OnTheIssues AdWatch on 2018 South Dakota Gubernatorial race Mar 20, 2018

    Billie Sutton: Supports open carry for guns and extra handgun training

    Q: Do you support our current open carry laws for all who are in our state?

    Sutton: Yes.

    A: Do you support our current Concealed Carry Weapons permit and process?

    Sutton: Yes. I believe the current process is working well and I have not heard complaints from constituents.

    A: Do you support the expanded permit and process?

    Sutton: Yes, I am not aware of any issues with it. I like the expanded reciprocity as well as the increased training for handgun use.

    Source: Rapid City Journal on 2018 South Dakota Gubernatorial race Mar 11, 2018

    Daniel Ahlers: Vetoed allowing concealed carry of guns at state capitol

    Legislative Summary: House Bill 1156: To allow a concealed pistol in the Capitol with an enhanced concealed pistol permit.

    Analysis by Sioux City Argus-Leader: The state Supreme Court chambers would be excluded and anyone who wanted to carry would need to register with Capitol security 24 hours beforehand. The bill's sponsor said the bill is aimed at ensuring security in the Statehouse by allowing those who've taken a handgun training and undergone an FBI background check.

    Veto Message : The law enforcement officers who protect our Capitol building have specialized training which is repeated on a regular basis. In contrast, South Dakotans who hold an enhanced concealed pistol permit were required to undertake approximately 8 hours of instruction, just once.

    Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 19-15-1 on 3/6/17; Vetoed by Gov. Daugaard 3/27/17; House Sustained Veto 42-27 on 3/27/17; Rep. Ahlers voted NO on veto override.

    Source: Sioux City Argus-Leader on South Dakota voting record HB1156 Mar 27, 2017

    Dennis Daugaard: Vetoed allowing concealed carry of guns at state capitol

    Legislative Summary: House Bill 1156: To allow a concealed pistol in the Capitol with an enhanced concealed pistol permit.

    Analysis by Sioux City Argus-Leader: The state Supreme Court chambers would be excluded and anyone who wanted to carry would need to register with Capitol security 24 hours beforehand. The bill's sponsor said the bill is aimed at ensuring security in the Statehouse by allowing those who've taken a handgun training and self-defense course and undergone an FBI background check to carry.

    Veto Message : The law enforcement officers who protect our Capitol building have specialized training which is repeated on a regular basis. In contrast, South Dakotans who hold an enhanced concealed pistol permit were required to undertake approximately eight hours of instruction, just once.

    Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 19-15-1 on Mar/6/17; Vetoed by Gov. Daugaard on Mar/27/17; House Veto Sustained 42-27 on Mar/27/17.

    Source: Sioux City Argus-Leader on South Dakota voting record HB1156 Mar 27, 2017

    Billie Sutton: Don't allow concealed carry of guns at state capitol

    Legislative Summary:˙House Bill 1156: To allow a concealed pistol in the Capitol with an enhanced concealed pistol permit.

    Analysis by Sioux City Argus-Leader:˙The state Supreme Court chambers would be excluded and anyone who wanted to carry would need to register with Capitol security 24 hours beforehand. The bill's sponsor said the bill is aimed at ensuring security in the Statehouse by allowing those who've taken a handgun training and self-defense course and undergone an FBI background check to carry.

    Veto Message:˙The law enforcement officers who protect our Capitol building have specialized training which is repeated on a regular basis. In contrast, South Dakotans who hold an enhanced concealed pistol permit were required to undertake approximately 8 hours of instruction, just once.

    Legislative Outcome:˙Passed Senate 19-15-1 on 3/6/17; Sen. Sutton voted NO; Vetoed on 3/27/17; House Veto Sustained 42-27 on 3/27/17.

    Source: Sioux City Argus-Leader on South Dakota voting record HB1156 Mar 6, 2017

    Jay Williams: Common sense measures like background checks

    From his childhood experiences growing up on a farm in north central South Dakota, where the annual pheasant hunt brought hunters from all over the country, to the NRA gun safety course he took as a young person, Jay has had lots of experience with firearms. In the military he was exposed to many different kinds of weapons, including fully automatic machine guns. Today, mass shooters have demonstrated the danger that guns pose when they are in the wrong hands. Jay supports common sense measures like background checks to make sure guns are in the hands of responsible gun owners, not criminals or at-risk individuals.
    Source: 2016 South Dakota Senate campaign web JayWilliams2016.org Apr 1, 2016

    Gordon Howie: Opposes more gun restrictions

    Question topic: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

    Howie: Strongly Disagree

    Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 South Dakota Senate race Sep 30, 2014

    Gordon Howie: Bumper sticker: God, Guns, and Gordon

    It's a message appearing on car bumpers in South Dakota, and it has people smiling: "God, Guns, and Gordon." The Gordon Howie for Senate campaign just released the bumper sticker, and it is getting a warm reception across the state. "It makes people smile, but it also sends a message that is at the heart of our campaign," said Howie. "My campaign is about Faith, Freedom and a higher purpose. South Dakotans are God-fearing and gun-owning people, so I am not surprised that our bumper sticker is being so well received."

    Howie will begin a tour of the State this week, to meet with supporters. "We will have plenty of our bumper stickers with us," he said. "It looks like we may have to re-order sooner than we thought."

    "We are having fun delivering our message to South Dakota. While we are certainly dealing with serious issues, I think it is good to enjoy the process," Howie said. "Besides, what could be more fun than winning, when it means doing the right thing for our State and our Nation?"

    Source: 2014 South Dakota Senate campaign press release Jun 23, 2014

    Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns

    Here in South Dakota, the only declared Democratic candidate so far is Rick Weiland, a small-business owner who has said he would fight corporate interests. Weiland also favors same-sex marriage and universal background checks for guns, and he is concerned about the weakening of Social Security and Medicare.

    Weiland has the support of his onetime boss, Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader (also a South Dakota Democrat), and of the party's more liberal base. But his candidacy has upset some in the Democratic establishment. Many South Dakota Democrats are hoping for a centrist to compete in a state where the number of registered independents has increased over the past five years. Daschle said he believed that Weiland would be able to earn the establishment's support. "I've been through this hundreds of times--a candidate has to prove himself or herself before they get support of the [Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee]. I believe Rick will be able to do that."

    Source: New York Times on 2014 South Dakota Senate debate May 28, 2013

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