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North Dakota

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North Dakota

North Dakota has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. The state has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales. State law also allows people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit or safety training. North Dakota’s laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns are dangerously incomplete.

103 In an average year, 103 people die by guns in North Dakota. More at EveryStat.
#35 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

To become a safer state, North Dakota can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, repeal its dangerous permitless carry law, enact stronger laws keeping guns away from domestic abusers, and enact an Extreme Risk law.

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Recent Gun Violence in North Dakota, Including Deadly Shooting in Fargo, Highlights Need for Action on Gun Safety

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