The SDGOP spin blog and I agree that the gun radicals who lobby under the banner “South Dakota Gun Owners” go too far with their propaganda flyers against any and all perceived enemies of their guns-everywhere policies. Spinster Powers features SDGO’s latest leaflet littering Pierre homes telling citizens that Sheriff Mike Leidholt is anti-gun, just because he testified against House Bill 1072, the plan on the Governor’s desk to repeal the requirement to get a permit to carry a concealed pistol.
The Orange flyer also suggests that Sheriff Leidholt slaps women:
Never mind that, as a law-enforcement expert, Sheriff Leidholt understands better than anyone the implications of deregulating concealed weapons. Never mind that there’s a good argument that the Constitution does not guarantee a right to sneak around with a firearm hidden in your pants. Oppose gun absolutism (remember, SDGO calls itself “South Dakota’s only no-compromise gun rights organization,” which means they can justify any tactics in the cause they imagine to be inviolable), and SDGO will craft its words to tell your neighbors that you “want to slap a woman….”