ND Senate panel OKs permitless concealed carrying of firearms
BISMARCK—Citing Second Amendment rights, a North Dakota Senate committee gave its blessing to a bill allowing qualified people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit Monday, March 20.
House Bill 1169 is known as the "constitutional carry" bill. It says that a person who is not otherwise prevented from having a Class 2 concealed carry license and has had an ID from the Department of Transportation for at least a year may carry a concealed firearm.
The Senate Judiciary Committee gave the bill a "do pass" recommendation in a 4-2 vote Monday. It has already passed the House.
Seeking to blunt concerns about a lack of gun training requirements, Committee Chairman Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson, said a Class 2 license already doesn't involve training.
"It's an open-book test," he said. "I suppose you could (fail it), but I don't know how."