21.768.11 96th Legislative Session 0
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, Affirming the Legislature's support of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court upheld the individual right to own firearms under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution in District of Columbia v. Heller; and
WHEREAS, any executive action by the current administration or act of Congress to infringe upon that right would be a violation of the Supreme Court's decision; and
WHEREAS, any effort by the federal government to require the registration of legally possessed firearms or ammunition would be an infringement on the Second Amendment; and
WHEREAS, any effort by the federal government to confiscate or require the mandated sale of legally possessed or transferred firearms would be an infringement upon the Second Amendment; and
WHEREAS, any new tax, fee, or required stamp specifically on firearms or ammunition not common to all other goods would be an infringement on the Second Amendment:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the Ninety-Sixth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that this Legislature strongly favors and supports the decision of the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, affirming the right of individual citizens to own and possess firearms; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Legislature firmly opposes any effort by the current administration to require the registration, confiscation, or mandated sale of firearms, and any other unconstitutional restriction on the individual right to keep and bear arms.
Adopted by the Senate, March 3, 2021
Concurred in by the House of Representatives, March 8, 2021
_____________________ _____________________ Larry Rhoden Kay Johnson President of the Senate Secretary of the Senate
_____________________ _____________________ Spencer Gosch Patricia Miller Speaker of the House Chief Clerk