Purchasing A Firearm
- A National Instant Check System (NICS) background check is completed during the application process and the NICS number is printed on the license for a ND resident. The requirement for an NICS check for a firearm purchase may be waived at the discretion of the dealer. The NICS number is not printed on a non-resident's license, so it cannot be used to purchase firearms.
- Federal laws regulate the sale and purchase of firearms. For information about firearms laws, contact the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at www.atf.gov.
- The BCI CANNOT answer questions about sales, delivery, or purchase of firearms or eligibility to own, possess or sell a firearm. Contact an attorney in private practice.