State Law Background

North Dakota does not:

Local governments in North Dakota generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition, and North Dakota affords local law enforcement some discretion in issuing concealed carry licenses.

In 2015, North Dakota had the 20th highest rate of gun deaths per capita among the states. North Dakota had the 35th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in North Dakota were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 35th highest rate among the states.

North Dakota Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in North Dakota, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.