State Law Background

North Dakota does not:

Local governments in North Dakota generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and North Dakota affords local law enforcement some discretion in issuing concealed carry licenses.

In 2014, North Dakota had the 22nd highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. This represents a significant increase from its position as the state with the 33rd highest gun death rate in 2010. North Dakota had the 35th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in North Dakota were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 35th highest rate among the states.

 

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North Dakota Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in North Dakota, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.