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A South Dakota Senate committee passed a bill on to the floor for a final vote, despited an aggressive e-mail campaign against a bill designed to keep firearms from dangerously mentally ill people.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 1229 by a 5-2 vote, which would keep handguns from certain people with mental issues by adding their names to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. First, a person has to be involuntarily committed and be a danger to him or herself or the public. Also, at a future time, that person could have his or her Second Amendment rights restored.

Trying to keep the public safe while at the same time not infringing upon a person’s right to bear arms isn’t as easy as balance act as some advocates would have you believe. South Dakota’s Legislature had a similar bill last year that didn’t survive its first committee hearing.

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