ND legislator has bill making drivers licenses concealed weapons permits

Representative Keith Kempenich is also drafting a bill that would make every North Dakotan’s that has a drivers license a concealed weapon permit holder.

“If you are going to have people pushing extremes on one side, you push extremes on the other side,” says Kempenich.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

    I like it, but there are some like Criminals and mentally ill shouldn’t be able to get one.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      I’m not sure I like it.

      I’m fine with requiring some basic training, testing and screening before someone gets a permit.

      • SusanBeehler

        What does driving a car have to do with knowing how to handle a “concealed weapon”? It means all our little 14, 15, 16 year olds will get a concealed weapon too, if they are able to get their licence.

        • Roy_Bean

          I wish that Johnny Gosh and Jacob Wetterling had been armed.

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          I don’t think it’s a good idea. But I’m also not like you, who doesn’t think anyone should have a gun.

          • SusanBeehler

            I have never said no one should have a gun. Like you I believe the problem of gun violence needs to be addressed. I am not an always, never, everyone, anyone kind of thinker. I believe we can as nation do something different without having to ban all guns. It would be interesting to look at history to see if more deaths have occurred since the introduction of semi-automatic weapons. Do we have more deaths with more guns?

  • WOOF

    “you push extremes on the other side,” says Kempenich.”
    Then you lose.

    • $8194357

      But its the way of the leftist for decades and they are winning.
      Moderate Constitutionalism is now considered radical right wing….
      How do ‘you’ propose to get back under the Constitutional rule of law?

  • Kevin Flanagan

    Anti-gun zealot, John Strand was caught driving an automobile 65mph on a city street in Fargo after drinking at midnight. Oh, the irony

  • $8194357

    Might cut down on illegal moter voter voters?