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North Dakota law does not require a background check on firearm sales or transfers by unlicensed sellers.

The state does have certain prohibitions on transferring firearms to prohibited people. North Dakota prohibits supplying a firearm or ammunition to a person the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe is prohibited from possessing them under state law.1 North Dakota prohibits any person from transferring a handgun to any such a person.2

North Dakota prohibits any person from delivering to or providing a penitentiary inmate with a firearm intended to be used for an assault or to damage property.3 It also prohibits knowingly supplying a firearm for use in a riot.4


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  1. N.D. Cent. Code § 62.1-02-08; see also N.D. Cent. Code § 62.1-02-01 (listing the types of individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms under state law). North Dakota also prohibits procuring or receiving a firearm or ammunition for such a person.((N.D. Cent. Code § 62.1-02-08.[]
  2. N.D. Cent. Code § 62.1-02-02.[]
  3. N.D. Cent. Code § 12-47-21(6).[]
  4. N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-25-02.[]