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Friday, July 28, 2017

N.D. Permitless Carry Takes Effect Next Tuesday

North Dakota’s permitless carry law will go into effect on Tuesday, marking the culmination of months of effort by pro-gun legislators and citizens.

The permitless carry law was enacted by the passage of House Bill 1169, which was signed by Gov. Doug Burgum in March and makes North Dakota the 12th state to enact permitless carry, also known as “constitutional" carry.

HB 1169 eliminates the requirement of North Dakota residents to obtain a permit to lawfully carry, and makes the current permitting system optional, which will still allow citizens to obtain permits to take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.

As pointed out by an update on the NRA-ILA website, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes, which has now been remedied in the Peace Garden State.