Yesterday, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed House Bill 1072 by a 37 –30 vote. Sponsored by Representative Lynne DiSanto (R-35), HB 1072 would remove the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense. This important pro-self-defense legislation is a big step forward in allowing South Dakotans to be better able to defend themselves and their loved ones without having to obtain a government issued permit. HB 1072 now moves to the South Dakota Senate where it will await a committee referral. Please contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 1072.