North Dakota governor signs constitutional carry bill into law

Daily News Article - March 27, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. What does the bill allow for?

3. When will the law come into effect?

4. a) What does “constitutional carry” mean?
b) List the states that have constitutional carry laws. (Do an internet search or see the wikipedia page on Constitutional Carry laws)

5. a) What is the population of North Dakota?
b) How many residents of North Dakota have concealed carry permits?
CHALLENGE: A person must be 18 to obtain a concealed carry permit in North Dakota.
How many people in North Dakota are over the age of 18?
What percent of the eligible population currently have concealed carry permits?

6. What information from this article would lead you to believe that a large majority of North Dakotans support the constitutional carry law?

7. For what reasons do people support or oppose the law?

8. Read the press release from Governor Burgum’s official website.
What do you think of Gov. Burgum’s suggestions from paragraphs 6-7? (Agree, disagree?) Explain your answer.