- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - In a story Feb. 5 about a South Dakota gun bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matt Konenkamp, an adviser to the governor, said lawmakers should be allowed to protect spaces such as courthouses. Konenkamp said that law enforcement should be allowed to protect those spaces.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Bill to allow guns in Capitol, courthouses moves forward

A state House committee has approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the South Dakota Capitol or county courthouses if they have an enhanced permit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A state House committee has approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the South Dakota Capitol or county courthouses if they have an enhanced permit.

The House State Affairs committee voted 7-6 to approve the bill. It now goes to the full chamber for consideration.

The recently created enhanced permit to carry requires background checks and firearms training.

Republican Rep. Jim Stalzer says the current restrictions deny citizens the right to defend themselves.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard policy adviser Matt Konenkamp says law enforcement should be allowed to protect spaces such as courthouses.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted down a separate plan that would have removed from state law a prohibition from carrying a concealed weapon in the state Capitol.


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