It’s clearly no longer open season on out-of-state influence in South Dakota, at least not when out-of-staters are supporting the preferred hobbies of our elected officials, like picking on transgender kids and wandering around with guns.
House Bill 1095 offers the minor amendment of our hunting mentor statute to allow non-South Dakotan adults to accompany armed children in the field. “Hunting mentors” still need to have a valid hunting license, but under HB 1095 little Timmy can walk the slough with beloved Uncle Jimmy from Minot while Mom and Dad go block at the fenceline.
So we trust out-of-staters to guide our children with loaded weapons. We trust out-of-staters to tell our doctors what they can and cannot do. So we’re done trying to use residency as a sham argument for restricting who can legally participate in our initiative and referendum petition drives, right, Republicans?