As the Democratic party becomes increasingly more progressive they seek to restrict our second amendment rights more and more as time goes on. However, Republicans have pushed back on these attempts in order to ensure the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms was not infringed upon. Despite the increase in laws that restrict our right to bear arms a recent law was passed in North Dakota that protects them in a way we haven’t had in the past.
CBS News has officially reported that North Dakota passed a law allowing their residents to carry a concealed firearm without the required license. It was signed into law this past Thursday by Republican Governor Doug Burgum. So long as the individual is over eighteen years of age and has a valid identification card with no criminal background they are good to go.
They would only be required to let authorities know if they were stopped during a traffic stop. Burgum said the following in a statement about the new law,
“Gun ownership is both a right and a responsibility. That responsibility begins with individuals and families.”
This will make North Dakota one of twelve constitutional carry states. The bill was signed but it won’t be enacted until August 1st. Until then if someone is caught with a concealed carry without a permit they will be arrested, spend thirty days in jail, and be fined a total of $1,500. Not only did the local and state GOP party support it but so did the National Rifle Association.
The National Rifle Association said the following in statement on the the legislation,
“This bill recognizes a law-abiding adult’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses. Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.”
Concealed carry permits are more difficult to attain than a regular permit to simply own. This will rollback an aggressive piece of gun control legislation and regulation that doesn’t actually do anything to curb gun violence. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Our public servants are finally showing the people they understand this.
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