North Dakota Century Code Title 62.1. Weapons § 62.1-05-01. Possession and sale of machine guns, automatic rifles, silencers, and bombs--Penalty--Forfeiture

1. A person may not purchase, sell, have, or possess a machine gun, fully automatic rifle, silencer, or bomb loaded with explosives or poisonous or dangerous gases, or any other federally licensed firearm or dangerous weapon unless that person has complied with the National Firearms Act [ 26 U.S.C. 5801 - 5872 ].

2. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class C felony.  Upon arrest of that person, the firearm or dangerous weapon must be seized.  Upon conviction of the person and motion to the court in which the conviction occurred, the firearm or dangerous weapon must be forfeited to the jurisdiction in which the arrest was made.  The firearm or dangerous weapon may be sold at public auction, retained for use, or destroyed pursuant to the court's order.  If a qualified local program as defined under section 12.1-32-02.2 has paid a reward for information that resulted in forfeiture of the item and the item has been sold, the jurisdiction shall, after payment of expenses for forfeiture and sale, repay the qualified local program for the reward that it has paid.


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