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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Universal Background Checks in North Dakota.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 31 May
Private Sales in North Dakota
Private firearms transfers (i.e., transfers by non-firearms dealers) are not subject to a background check requirement in North Dakota, although federal and state purchaser prohibitions still apply.
North Dakota prohibits supplying a firearm or ammunition to a person the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe is prohibited from possessing them under state law. North Dakota prohibits any person from transferring a handgun to any such a person.
North Dakota prohibits any person from delivering to or providing a penitentiary inmate with a firearm intended to be used for an assault or to damage property. It also prohibits knowingly supplying a firearm for use in a riot…
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