Legal Summary

North Dakota Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Open carry is illegal
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: No duty to notify if you have a permit/license issued by ND or a state they honor. You DO have a duty to notify if you are a ND resident carrying under permitless carry
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: You may only have a firearm in an establishment that sells alcohol if in the part of a restaurant that permits those under the age of 21. 62.1-02-04
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns allowed only in locked cars in parking lots
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: ND permittee with loaded handgun lawful in vehicle only and some localities may have more restrictive policies
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Firearms must be secured, meaning closed into a trunk or nonpassenger part of the vehicle or rendered inoperative. ND residents of 1 year or more can carry an unsecured firearm
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Some variance by locality
  Permit Training Requirements: An applicant for a class 1 license shall successfully participate in a classroom instruction that sets forth
weapon safety rules and the deadly force law of North Dakota, complete an open book test based upon a
manual, demonstrate familiarity with a firearm or dangerous weapon, and complete an actual shooting or
certified proficiency exercise. An applicant for a class 2 license is required to successfully complete the open book test offered for the
class 1 license.
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents who have a permit from their home state and whose state has reciprocity with ND may apply.
  Constitutional Carry: Yes. Effective Aug 1, 2023 this applies to both residents and non-residents.
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty To Retreat. HB1498 Effective 8/1/21
  Places Off Limits: See state specific regulation about establishments that serve alcohol.
. An individual who knowingly possesses a firearm or dangerous weapon at a public gathering is guilty
of a class B misdemeanor. For the purpose of this section, "public gathering" means an athletic or sporting
event, school or school function and a publicly owned or operated building.

To carry in a place of worship one must have the approval to carry by a primary religious leader of the place of worship.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity: Reciprocity for the basic permit:
  State Contact Info: North Dakota Attorney General
600 E. Blvd. Ave | Dept 125
Bismarck, ND 85505
  Permit Issuing Authority: Office of Attorney General - Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years
  Permit Application Process: Apply via mail. Include all required documentation, application, and fee.
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