State Law Background
North Dakota does not:
- Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between private parties;
- Require a permit to carry concealed firearms in public;
- Prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles, or large capacity ammunition magazines;
- License or significantly regulate firearms dealers;
- Limit the number of firearms that may be purchased at one time;
- Regulate unsafe handguns;
- Require the licensing of gun owners; or
- Impose registration requirements on firearms.
In 2016, North Dakota had the 30th highest rate of gun deaths per capita among the states. North Dakota had the 14th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2016–meaning that crime guns originally sold in North Dakota were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 14th 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.