BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation that will allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit, making North Dakota one of about a dozen “constitutional carry” states.
The bill signed into law late Thursday will allow law-abiding people 18 and older to forgo background checks and classes that are now required. The legislation only requires someone carrying a concealed weapon to have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop
This makes approximately 13 permit-free states, though some retain vestigial infringements that don’t quite meet the purist definition of “constitutional carry.”
Since I don’t care about the constitution – while acknowledging that the second amendment at least gives gun rights legal activists a place to stand – I just want to know “Do they demand a permit to do this?” As of August 1 ND joins the growing list of states in which the answer is “No.”