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Overview for North Dakota

North Dakota is in the bottom five states for firearms restrictions, being a very lenient state.

North Dakota does not allow citizens to carry concealed firearms at large social gatherings and public events. It is legal for citizens and businesses in North Dakota to buy a shotgun or rifles from a federally licensed firearms dealer in an adjoining state. The gun may be sent to North Dakota or transported by the buyer back to the state.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for North Dakota.

North Dakota Concealed Carry Reciprocity

North Dakota Magazine Capacity


North Dakota Imitation Firearms

What is classified as an Imitation Firearm in North Dakota?

The following is a list of imitation firearms in North Dakota:

Does North Dakota have a gun buy back program?

North Dakota does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Does North Dakota have an inheritance gun law?

North Dakota does not have an inheritance gun law.

North Dakota FAQ

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