KOTA Territory Senator works to protect 2nd Amendment rights - KOTA Territory News

KOTA Territory Senator works to protect 2nd Amendment rights

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A state senator plans to present a bill Monday that will more clearly define what the Second Amendment means to South Dakotans.

Senator Larry Rhoden from district 29 drafted the bill that will establish legislative findings on South Dakota's stance on the Second Amendment.

Rhoden says the bill is designed to strengthen the wording in the states constitution to protect ourselves from possible future intrusion from the Federal Government.

The wording would help the state defend itself if the Government tried to take away any part of our Second Amendment rights.

"It builds a foundation for us against federal intrusion. The last section of the bill directs the attorney general to be very vigilant in protecting, by litigation if necessary, any intrusion into our right to keep and bear arms in South Dakota," said Senator Rhoden.

Senator Rhoden says the bill will have its first reading Monday.

He hopes the proposed bill will be South Dakota's safeguard against any change the Federal Government tries to make to our Second Amendment rights.

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