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Gun Owner Victory as ATF Certifies South Dakota Concealed Carry Permit as Valid Alternative to NICS Background Check

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Gun Owner Victory as ATF Certifies South Dakota Concealed Carry Permit as Valid Alternative to NICS Background Check

At long last, the ATF finally responded to a request from Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to certify that South Dakota’s Regular Concealed Carry Permits qualify as an alternative to NICS Background Checks!  ATF Response below:

​“Per the request of the Office of Attorney General for the State of South Dakota, we reviewed the provisions authorizing issuance of South Dakota's Regular Concealed Carry Permit, as implemented on or after July 1, 2018, and determined that this permit meets the requirements set forth in Title 18, United States Code, § 922(t)(3) to qualify as an alternative to a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).  As you are aware, ATF has previously determined that South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Carry Permit and Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit (issued on or after January 1, 2017) also qualify as alternatives to a NICS background check…“

With the rapidly growing number of gun owners in the U.S., the “Instant Check System” can sometimes take a little longer than its name implies.  Permit holders have already passed the same background check they would be subject to when purchasing a firearm.  Allowing them to use their Regular Concealed Carry Permit as an alternative to a NICS Background Check will help to alleviate stress on the system and more promptly assist those looking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  With this exemption, those with a valid Regular Concealed Carry Permit will be able to take full advantage of the same NICS exemption as those with a Gold Card and Enhanced Concealed Carry permit.

NRA would like to thank Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, as well as those who helped to pass the Concealed Carry legislation back in 2018.  Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA for more information and updates regarding your Second Amendment rights in The Mount Rushmore State.

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Washington: Second Amendment Banned in First Amendment Spaces After the Signing of Anti-Gun Measure

Friday, May 14, 2021

Washington: Second Amendment Banned in First Amendment Spaces After the Signing of Anti-Gun Measure

On Wednesday, despite the thousands of calls, emails, and other communication from NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters, Senate Bill 5038 advanced out of the legislature and was signed into law

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

Two weeks ago we reported on a leaked document that appeared to be a new ATF proposed rule to amend several key definitions in federal firearm regulations

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Resurrected, Passes House

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Resurrected, Passes House

Yesterday, House Bill 1092, to expand Illinois’ program of suspending Second Amendment rights without due process, was resurrected after it previously had been re-referred to the House Rules Committee.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Texas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heading to Conference Committee

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Texas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heading to Conference Committee

The Texas House has sent House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.

Nevada: Gun Ban Bill Passes Committee, Headed to the Senate Floor

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Nevada: Gun Ban Bill Passes Committee, Headed to the Senate Floor

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 286 with an amendment, to end the centuries old practice of making firearms for personal use.

South Carolina: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

Friday, May 14, 2021

South Carolina: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

Yesterday, the South Carolina General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session.

Texas: Pro-Second Amendment Senate Conferees Appointed on HB 1927; House Passes SB 19, Prohibiting Corporate Discrimination Against the Firearms Industry

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Texas: Pro-Second Amendment Senate Conferees Appointed on HB 1927; House Passes SB 19, Prohibiting Corporate Discrimination Against the Firearms Industry

Earlier today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed five pro-Second Amendment Senate conferees on House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation that has now passed both chambers and has been sent to a conference committee to work out ...

Texas: Senate Passes HB 1927

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Texas: Senate Passes HB 1927

Early this evening, after more than 6 hours of debate and discussion on more than two dozen amendments, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation, on an 18-13 vote.

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Signed or a Step Away from Potential Signature

Friday, May 14, 2021

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Signed or a Step Away from Potential Signature

Numerous pro-gun measures have advanced through the Oklahoma Legislature and been signed into law. 

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.