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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Location Restrictions in North Dakota.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 1 March

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Other Location Restrictions in North Dakota

With limited exceptions, any person, including a concealed carry licensee, may not possess a firearm at:

- The part of a liquor establishment set aside for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages, unless the person is the proprietor, the proprietor's employee, or a designee of the proprietor displaying an unloaded firearm as a prize or sale item in a raffle or auction;
- An establishment used as a gaming site, unless the person is the proprietor, the proprietor's employee, or a designee of the proprietor displaying an unloaded firearm as a prize or sale item in a raffle or auction; or
- A public gathering (defined to include a sporting event, school function, church, church function, political rally, musical concert, public park which prohibits hunting, or public building, but not including any other state or federal park).

However, the prohibition on possession of a firearm at public gatherings does not apply to:

- Competitors participating in organized sport shooting events;
- Gun and antique shows;
- Participants using blank cartridge firearms at sporting or theatrical events;
- Firearms carried in a temporary residence or motor vehicle;
- Students and instructors at hunter safety classes; or
- Private security personnel while on duty.

Possession of a firearm within a state game refuge or state game management area is generally prohibited.

Possession of a rifle or shotgun between sunset and sunrise in and about territory where big game animals are frequently and usually found is prima facie evidence that the person was hunting big game animals contrary to law.

North Dakota law prohibits being "afield" with a firearm while intoxicated or under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs. However, the only penalty for a violation of this section is revocation of the person's hunting privileges for two years…

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