Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard and voted to pass House Bills 1339 and 1340, both of which improve self-defense rights in North Dakota. They now go to the full Senate for further consideration. Please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 1339 and HB 1340.
House Bill 1339 removes the requirement that individuals exercising constitutional carry must have a North Dakota driver’s license or ID card at least 30 days old and instead extends it to valid driver’s licenses or ID cards from any state. This ensures that all law-abiding citizens can access their right-to-carry whether they live here, just moved here, or are just visiting.
House Bill 1340 enhances North Dakota’s firearm preemption law, which states that the Legislature is the sole authority in the state allowed to regulate firearms. This prevents localities from creating a confusing patchwork of gun laws in the state and ensures that citizens enjoy the same Second Amendment rights across the whole state.
Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 1339 and HB 1340.