Today, House Bill 1169 passed the North Dakota Senate with a 34-13 vote! HB 1169 now heads to Governor Doug Burgum (R) for his consideration.
Introduced by state Representative Rick Becker (R-7), HB 1169 would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry. HB 1169 would make the current permitting system optional to allow citizens to obtain permits and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.
This bill recognizes a law-abiding adult’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses. Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Accordingly, 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.
Your NRA-ILA would like to thank all the North Dakota legislators who supported HB 1169. Your NRA-ILA would especially like to thank Representative Todd Porter and Senator Kelly Armstrong for their tireless efforts on behalf of the law-abiding gun owners of North Dakota. Please contact Governor Burgum and politely urge him to sign HB 1169 into law! Also, please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this bill.