North Dakota prohibits anyone from purchasing, selling, having, or possessing a machine gun or fully automatic rifle unless that person has complied with the National Firearms Act, which only requires that the firearms be registered.1 In 2015, North Dakota enacted a law that will require local law enforcement to approve the registration of a machine gun if the person meets minimal requirements.2

See our Machine Guns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. N.D. Cent. Code § 62.1-05-01. ⤴︎
  2. 2015 N.D. S.B. 2274. ⤴︎