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Natíl gun groups press SD lawmakers

Posted: Monday, Mar 3rd, 2014

PIERRE (AP) Ė Several pieces of gun-related legislation are making their way through the South Dakota Capitol this session, and two national lobbying groups have jumped into the fray.

The National Rifle Association and the South Dakota Gun Owners, an affiliate of the National Association for Gun Rights, have weighed in on the bills, sometimes taking opposing positions. And interviews with state lawmakers show the groups' efforts are causing a stir among representatives in the House.

"You have these gun organizations coming in, and they're in competition with one another," said Rep. Steve Hickey, R-Sioux Falls.

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