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BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the North Dakota House of Representatives voted to pass House Bill 1169, a bill that would make it easy for dangerous people – including those who have histories of unlawful violence – and people with no firearms safety training to carry hidden, loaded handguns throughout North Dakota. The bill now moves to the North Dakota Senate.
Like the vast majority of states, North Dakota requires a person to have a permit in order to carry a concealed handgun in public. Obtaining a permit requires handgun safety training and a criminal background check – reasonable measures designed to preserve core public safety standards and prevent dangerous people from carrying hidden, loaded handguns in public places. HB 1169 would end this permit requirement.
More information on HB 1169 is available here.
STATEMENT FROM CATHY LEE, VOLUNTEER WITH THE NORTH DAKOTA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Requiring a permit to carry a hidden, loaded handgun in public is a reasonable safety standard that protects families across North Dakota. Repealing this requirement would leave all of us less safe.
Today’s vote is deeply troubling, and along with other concerned parents, I’ll be urging our state senators to prevent this reckless bill from becoming law.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs