Red State by Martin Walsh --
Thursday evening, Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND) signed a key piece of legislation allowing North Dakota residents the right to legally carry a concealed handgun for self-defense without being required to obtain a permit.
“Gun ownership is both a right and a responsibility,” the governor said in a prepared statement. “That responsibility begins with individuals and families.”
Gov. Burgum also added that, “North Dakota has a rich heritage of hunting and a culture of deep respect for firearm safety. As a hunter and gun owner myself, I strongly support gun rights for law-abiding citizens. House Bill 1169 allows citizens to exercise their Second Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution.”