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North Dakota does not license firearms dealers. However, firearms dealers are subject to state laws governing gun sales generally. See the North Dakota Private Sales section for further information.

Pursuant to the Brady Act, federally licensed firearms dealers must conduct background checks on prospective purchasers each time the dealer transfers a firearm. See the North Dakota Background Checks section.

Within seven days of receiving a federal license to sell handguns, a retail firearms dealer who sells handguns must send a copy of the license to the chief of police of the city and the sheriff of the county in which the dealer is licensed.1


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  1. N.D. Cent. Code § 62.1-03-03.[]