North Dakota Century Code Title 62.1. Weapons § 62.1-03-01. Carrying handgun--Limitations--Exceptions

1. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, an individual may carry a handgun if:

a. The handgun is unloaded, in plain view or secured, and between the hours of one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset.

b. The handgun is unloaded and secured and between the hours of one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.

2. A limitation under subdivision a or b of subsection 1 does not apply to:

a. An individual possessing a valid concealed weapons license from this state, an individual not otherwise precluded from possessing a class 2 firearm and dangerous weapon license under chapter 62.1-04 and who has possessed for at least one year a valid driver's license or nondriver identification card issued by the department of transportation, or an individual who has reciprocity under section 62.1-04-03.1 .

b. An individual on that person's land, or in that individual's permanent or temporary residence, or fixed place of business.

c. An individual while lawfully engaged in target shooting.

d. An individual while in the field engaging in the lawful pursuit of hunting or trapping.  However, nothing in this exception authorizes the carrying of a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle.

e. An individual permitted by law to possess a firearm while carrying the handgun unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to that person's home or place of business, or to a place of repair or back from those locations.

f. Any North Dakota law enforcement officer.

g. Any law enforcement officer of any other state or political subdivision of another state if on official duty within this state.

h. Any armed security guard or investigator as authorized by law when on duty or going to or from duty.

i. Any member of the armed forces of the United States when on duty or going to or from duty and when carrying the handgun issued to the member.

j. Any member of the national guard, organized reserves, state defense forces, or state guard organizations, when on duty or going to or from duty and when carrying the handgun issued to the member by the organization.

k. Any officer or employee of the United States duly authorized to carry a handgun.

l. An individual engaged in manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in handguns or the agent or representative of that individual possessing, using, or carrying a handgun in the usual or ordinary course of the business.

m. Any common carrier, but only when carrying the handgun as part of the cargo in the usual cargo carrying portion of the vehicle.


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