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A gun rights supporter carries his Ruger model SR9 pistol on his hip in Romulus, Michigan April 27, 2014. REUTERS / Rebecca Cook

Video: Legislature Sends Constitutional Carry Bill to Governor Doug Burgum

The state Senate today easily passed HB1169, a “constitutional carry” bill introduced by Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck). The bill essentially allows for any North Dakota citizen to carry concealed unless they are otherwise restricted from possessing/carrying a firearm by law. There were a couple of tweaks made at the behest of law enforcement. For one,

State Senator Merrill Piepkorn, a Democrat from Fargo, speaks against legislation loosening requirements for carrying a concealed carry weapons permit.

State Senate Votes to Loosen Requirements for Carrying Concealed Carry Permits

Under current North Dakota if you are the holder of a valid concealed carry permit but get caught carrying your weapon without your permit on your person you will be cited for a Class A Misdemeanor. Today the state Senate voted to loose that law a bit, passing by a 44-2 margin SB2139, introduced by

State Senator Janne Myrdahl, a Republican from District 10, speaks out on the floor of the state Senate against SB2043.

Video: North Dakota Senate Votes Down Changes to State Law to Reflect Legality of Gay Marriage

Love it or hate it, same sex marriage is legal now in all fifty states thanks to a ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court. But today when the North Dakota State Senate attempted to pass SB2043, modifying state law to reflect that lawful marriage in our state is no longer just between a man and

Republicans Say Anti-Dakota Access Pipeline Ad in Newspapers Wasn’t From Them

Recently a full-page newspaper ad which ran in the Fargo Forum and the Bismarck Tribune on Sunday caused quite a stir. Not so much for the content, which is blatantly anti-law enforcement and anti-pipeline, but because of the group identified as paying for the ad. According to a disclaimer at the bottom of the ad,

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Tx., delivers the keynote address during the NDGOP convention Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Ted Cruz Campaign Feeling Out Another Visit To North Dakota

The Republican presidential race may end up paying another visit to North Dakota. Rumors are flying in political circles that Ted Cruz and/or Donald Trump may be paying a visit to the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference set to take place in late May in Bismarck. The event is put on by the North Dakota Petroleum

NDGOP Asks District 14 Chairman To Resign

When I posted my round up of candidates for the Legislature earlier this week, after the April 11 deadline to file with the Secretary of State’s office, I noted that the NDGOP would have a primary battle in all three races in District 14. House incumbents Jon Nelson and Robin Weisz are being challenged by

Ted Cruz Campaign Making A Play For North Dakota’s Unbound National Delegates

The North Dakota Republican Party’s state convention takes place this coming weekend in Fargo (the Democrats are holding theirs simultaneously in Bismarck), and it seems that at least one of candidates seeking the national GOP’s nomination for president is making a play for the state’s national delegates. Unlike other states, North Dakota’s Republicans did not


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