Constitutional Carry Law
The new “constitutional carry” state law that took effect August 1, 2017, allows for the concealed carrying of firearms in public, but not within state-owned or controlled buildings (i.e. any UND campus structure) or at other public gatherings as defined in state law (62.1-02-05).
According to North Dakota Century Code (62.1-04) to carry a concealed weapon one must:
- Be at least 18 years of age (62.1-04-03.1.a);
- Have possessed for at least one year a valid driver's license or non-driver identification card issued by the ND department of transportation (62.1-04-02.2);
- Not be prohibited by state or Federal law from possessing a firearm (62.1-04-02.2);
- Carry and produce upon demand a ND Driver’s License or ND non-driver ID card or a digital image of one’s valid ND driver’s license or ND non-driver ID card on a mobile device when carrying concealed (62.1-04-04.3);
- Inform law enforcement they are carrying concealed upon any in-person contact (62.1-04-04.2):
- Persons with a valid concealed weapons permit are not required to notify law enforcement;
- Persons carrying either under the constitutional carry provision or with a valid concealed weapons permit have a duty to provide proof upon request by law enforcement (62.1-04-04.1);
- Abide by legal restrictions on locations that a firearm may be possessed:
- liquor establishment prohibited (62.1-02-04.1);
- Public gathering prohibited (62.1-02-05). “Public Gathering”, by statute, is defined as an athletic or sporting event, a school, a church, and a publicly owned or operated building, unless exempted by statute;
- Loaded firearm in or on vehicle prohibited (62.1-02-10). Loaded by statute means a live round loaded into the chamber, for revolvers this includes all chambers of the cylinder.
The University of North Dakota allows for the lawful storage of firearms in vehicles in accordance with state law (62.1-02-13) and further allows for the secured storage of firearms at the University Police Department in accordance with UNDPD Policy 388 entitled, “Non-departmental Weapon Storage Program”.
If anyone has questions regarding this law or storage options available through the University Police Department, please contact us at 701-777-3491.