April 21, 2007, 02:11 AM
Howdy, folks. My home state is ND. Next time I go on leave, I intend on getting my CCL. After talking to my friend who has a CCL, he told me that it's illegal to carry from the hours of sunset to sunriset. Maybe I watch too much TV, but I thought violent crimes could happen when the sun is down too. Does anyone have any insight as to the reasons behind this, or does anyone have a state law with the same clause?
April 21, 2007, 02:26 AM
Your friend clearly does not understand the law.
62.1-03-01. Carrying handgun - Restrictions - Exceptions.
1. A handgun may be carried by a person not prohibited from possessing one by
section 62.1-02-01 or any other state statute, in a manner not prohibited by section
a. Between the hours of one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset, the
handgun is carried unloaded and either in plain view or secured.
b. Between the hours of one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise, the
handgun is carried unloaded and secured.
2. The restrictions provided in subdivisions a and b of subsection 1 do not apply to:
a. Any person possessing a valid North Dakota concealed weapons license or a
valid license issued by another state authorizing the person to carry a
dangerous weapon concealed if that state permits a holder of a valid North
Dakota concealed weapons license to carry a dangerous weapon concealed in
that state without obtaining a similar license from that state.
b. Any person on that person's land, or in that person's permanent or temporary
residence, or fixed place of business.
c. Any person while lawfully engaged in target shooting.
d. Any person while in the field engaging in the lawful pursuit of hunting or
trapping. However, nothing in this exception authorizes the carrying of a loaded
handgun in a motor vehicle.
e. Any person permitted by law to possess a handgun while carrying the handgun
unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to that person's
home or place of business, or to a place of repair or back from those locations.
f. Any North Dakota law enforcement officer.
g. Any law enforcement officer of any other state or political subdivision thereof if
on official duty within this state.
h. Any armed security guard or investigator as authorized by the attorney general
when on duty or going to or from duty.
i. Any member of the armed forces of the United States when on duty or going to
or from duty and when carrying the handgun issued to the member.
j. Any member of the national guard, organized reserves, state defense forces or
state guard organizations, when on duty or going to or from duty and when
carrying the handgun issued to the member by the organization.
k. Any officer or employee of the United States duly authorized to carry a
l. Any person engaged in manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in handguns or the
agent or representative of such person possessing, using, or carrying a
handgun in the usual or ordinary course of such business.
m. Any common carrier, but only when carrying the handgun as part of the cargo
in the usual cargo carrying portion of the vehicle.
As you can see, while there is such a restriction, it does not apply to permit holders.
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