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HB1066 would allow South Dakota lawmakers to carry concealed weapons while in the Capitol and county courthouses. The House Local Government Committee passed the bill Tuesday on an 8-5 vote. (File photo)

Bill OK'd to let SD lawmakers carry guns in Capitol

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By Chet Brokaw

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PIERRE (AP) — Saying they were afraid of being attacked while on the job, members of a South Dakota legislative committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow elected officials to carry guns in the Capitol and county courthouses.

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