North Dakota: Senate and House Judiciary Committee Pass Emergency Powers and No Duty to Retreat Legislation

North Dakota: Senate and House Judiciary Committee Pass Emergency Powers and No Duty to Retreat Legislation

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 2344, and yesterday the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 1498. These measures are advancing rapidly and could soon be considered by their full respective chambers. Please contact your state Senator and Representative and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 2344 and House Bill 1498. Senate Bill 2344 provides protections for gun stores, ranges, or any other entity that engages in the lawful selling or servicing of firearms, components, or accessories. SB 2344 also prevents the prohibition, regulation, or seizure of citizens’ Second Amendment rights during a declared State of Emergency. House Bill 1498 would strengthen North Dakotans’ fundamental right to self-defense anywhere they are legally allowed to be. Victims of violent crime who respond with defensive force while protecting themselves or their loved ones should not have to face the additional threat of criminal or civil prosecution. If enacted, law-abiding citizens would no longer be required to retreat before defending themselves. Again, please contact your state Senator and Representative and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 2344 and House Bill 1498!

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