How Gun Carry Laws Guns Vary in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota
The right to bear arms in the United States is always a hot-button topic of conversation.
Over the years, the true intent of the second amendment to the Constitution, which addresses possession of firearms, has been widely debated and is still enforced differently in each of the 50 states.
Recently, 24/7 Wall St looked at the current laws on the books to see exactly how much variance there is from state to state, especially when it comes to the right to carry a gun in public.
In the Tri-State area (South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota) the laws are different depending on where you live.
In South Dakota, residents are allowed to carry handguns and long runs in public without a permit. It's been legal in the Mount Rushmore State since 2019.
24/4 Wall St says South Dakota has the 18th lowest gun death rate in the country at 14.3 per 100,000 people (128 total in 2021).
Two years after South Dakota legalized permitless concealed carry in the state, Iowa followed suit for handguns and long guns.
24/4 Wall St says Iowa has the 11th lowest gun death rate in the country at 11.2 per 100,000 people (364 total in 2021).
In Minnesota, you are allowed to carry a handgun or long gun in public, but unlike South Dakota and Iowa, a permit is required.
24/4 Wall St says Minnesota has the 9th lowest gun death rate in the country at 10 per 100,000 people (573 total in 2021).
Currently, half of the states in America allow concealed carry of a firearm in public, while the other half require a special permit.