Dear Fellow Patriot,

Fingerprint databases. Statist licensing schemes. Hefty fees.

The never-ending bureaucratic application and reapplication process. Plastic-coated permission slips.

Sometimes it seems the roadblocks and regulations anti-gun activists and their political allies have thrown up to discourage law-abiding South Dakotans from carrying a concealed firearm are endless.

Well, guess what! They meant it that way.

The gun grabbers know good and well that criminals don’t ask for permission to legally carry a firearm!

Their overbearing and unconstitutional “regulations” and “requirements” are meant to do nothing more than undermine the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens just like you.

I don't know about you, but I think it’s time SDGO Second Amendment supporters said, “Enough is enough!”

Please take a moment to sign this petition to your state lawmakers right away.

For freedom,


Ray Lautenschlager

Executive Director




Whereas: The Right of the People to keep and bear arms is protected both by the U.S. Constitution and by the Constitution of the State of South Dakota; and
Whereas: This unalienable right clearly includes the right to carry a handgun for self-defense; and
Whereas: Requiring law-abiding citizens to ask government permission through the permit system before they can exercise their constitutional right to arms is a clear violation of that right; and
Whereas: Real-life experience and extensive research both clearly demonstrate that restricting the right to bear arms in self-defense only encourages violent crime;
Therefore: I respectfully urge you as my elected official to publicly support, co-sponsor, and vote for Constitutional Carry. South Dakota Gun Owners will keep me informed about your votes and actions.


South Dakota Gun Owners is an un-incorporated not-for-profit association,

dedicated to restoring and preserving the right of the people to keep and bear arms, and is financially accountable to its membership.

Donations are not tax-deductible and are non-refundable. Any SDGO member may obtain an annual financial statement by writing to:

South Dakota Gun Owners • PO Box 3845 • Rapid City, SD 57709 • (605) 415-4299