Today, the North Dakota Senate passed two pro-gun bills, House Bill 1450 and House Bill 1498. House Bill 1450 now heads to the desk of Governor Doug Burgum for his signature. House Bill 1498 must return to the House for a concurrence vote.
House Bill 1450 enhances North Dakota’s permit laws by reducing certain minor violations on its list of prohibiting factors for applicants. HB 1450 would allow more individuals to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense. Please contact Governor Burgum and ask him to sign House Bill 1450.
House Bill 1498 will strengthen North Dakotans’ fundamental right to self-defense anywhere they are legally allowed to be. Victims of violent crime who respond with defensive force while protecting themselves or their loved ones should not have to face the additional threat of criminal or civil prosecution. If enacted, law-abiding citizens would no longer be required to retreat before defending themselves. Please contact your state Representative and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 1498!