Minnesota, North Dakota Reach Concealed-Carry Reciprocity

North Dakota & Minnesota Reach Agreement Over Concealed-Carry Reciprocity

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the state has reached concealed weapon license reciprocity with Minnesota.

Stenehjem says North Dakota Class 1 concealed weapon licenses are now recognized in Minnesota, and vice versa.

All Minnesota license holders have reciprocity in North Dakota but only Class 1 license holders in North Dakota have reciprocity in Minnesota.

Class 1 licenses require a shooting proficiency requirement.

Stenehjem says his office has attempted to gain reciprocity with Minnesota for several years.

But he says only one word in Minnesota law “stymied the efforts.”

That word was “substantially.”

Minnesota required another state’s laws to be substantially similar to its own.

But Minnesota lawmakers removed the word “substantially” from the requirement earlier this year.

North Dakota now has concealed-carry reciprocity with 39 states.

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