Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Please Voice Your Support for Two North Dakota Pro-Gun Bills!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Two pro-gun bills, House Bill 1389 and House Bill 1348, were heard on Thursday March 12, but only testimony was heard and no action was taken. 

HB 1389 currently resides in the Senate Political Subdivisions Committee. Sponsored by State Representative Karen Karls (R-35), this bill would allow all concealed carry permit holders to carry in public parks, including state parks. While the U.S. Department of the Interior recently changed its regulations to permit persons with concealed handgun licenses to possess and carry a firearm in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, current North Dakota law prohibits permit holders from carrying in state parks.  HB 1389 would correct this problem and extend permit holders Second Amendment rights to state and public parks.

HB 1348, introduced by State Representative Duane DeKrey (R-14), is in the Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee.  HB 1348 originally would have allowed concealed carry permit holders to carry on university campuses in North Dakota, removing such facilities from the prohibited list.  However, the bill was amended significantly in House action.  HB 1348 now addresses a different issue, instead focusing on a storage problem for students who were forced to check their firearms into security "storage lockers" which have become full.  The bill allows students to store their guns in campus apartments and parking lots.  The legislation does not deal with campus dorms or fraternity/sorority houses.  Even though HB 1348 has been changed, it does effectively address a storage problem that campuses across the state have been dealing with. 

Please Contact the members of the Senate Political Subdivisions Committee listed below and respectfully urge them to support HB 1389.  Also, please contact the members of the Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee and voice your support for HB 1348.  Contact information can be found below.

Senate Political Subdivisions Committee

State Senator John Adrist (R-2) Chairman
jandrist@nd.gov

State Senator Curtis Olafson (R-10) Vice Chair
701-993-8240
colafson@nd.gov

State Senator Judy Lee (R-13)
701-739-3917
jlee@nd.gov

State Senator Arden Anderson (D-25)
701-642-6140
aranderson@nd.gov

State Senator JoNell Bakke (D-43)
jbakke@nd.gov

State Senator Jim Dotzenrod (D-26)
jdotzenrod@nd.gov

Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee

State Senator Dick Dever (R-32) Chairman
701-222-2604
ddever@nd.gov

State Senator Dave Oehlke (R-15) Vice Chair
701-662-8587
doehlke@nd.gov

State Senator Robert Horne (D-3)
701-852-6318
rhorne@nd.gov

State Senator Judy Lee (R-13)
701-282-6512
jlee@nd.gov

State Senator Richard Marcellais (D-9)
701-477-8985
rmarcellais@nd.gov

State Senator Carolyn Nelson (D-21)
701-235-5161
cnelson@nd.gov

TRENDING NOW
Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Friday, January 19, 2018

Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed Substitute House Bill 1122 out of committee on a 7-6 vote.  This bill, which would require gun owners to lock up their firearms or potentially face criminal charges, will ...

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

Gun control groups are fond of describing preemption as a doctrine whereby a state has stripped local governments of their power to regulate guns.

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

Hunting  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in ...

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ...

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition ...

New Jersey:  2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

Friday, January 19, 2018

New Jersey: 2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

A new Governor took the reins from Gov. Chris Christie this week, and a new Legislature has been sworn into office. 

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

Hunting  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Thursday, January 18th, Senate Bill 20 passed the Indiana state Senate by a vote of 47-2 and will now move to the House.  

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Today, Senator Karl Rhoads (D-13) introduced legislation that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  SB 2046 is currently pending a committee referral.  Please contact your Senator today and urge them to OPPOSE this ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.