News

SD House Kills Bill To Allow Guns In Capitol

SD House Kills Bill To Allow Guns In Capitol

Photo: clipart.com

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House has killed a bill to allow people with conceal carry permits to bring guns into the capitol.

The bill has failed to move on to the Senate by a 33-34 vote. It needed 36 votes to pass.

A slim majority of the House passed an amendment to the bill in question that would have allowed guns in the Capitol except when the legislature is in session, when the Supreme Court meets, and during the governor’s budget address.

Critics argue that the amendment defeated the main intent of the bill. The bill’s sponsor says she hoped it would have allowed gun owners and legislators protection during session.

A similar measure failed to pass the House about two weeks ago.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

Famous album covers come alive

18-overlay1

No, your eyes aren't tricking you. The album covers in Roy Kafri's new music video ARE singing along.

in Sports

NFL: Legal process will play role in punishments

nfl

Punishment for players implicated in domestic violence will not be imposed upon arrest but at some point "farther down the process."

in National

Ebola czar starts work, drugmakers launch vaccine drive

ebola

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to the potential spread of the virus.