Bill would close loopholes in gun laws

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The Senate judiciary committee is looking at changes to the state's firearm possession laws with Senate Bill 2034.

Senator David Hogue of Minot, who wrote the bill during an interim committee, says under the old law, if a person lost their right to carry because of a felony conviction, they could petition any North Dakota court to restore that right.Hogue wants to stop what he calls "Court Shopping."

"Court that convicted you has most of the facts and why you lost your right to bear arms. So they're the ones really answering the question can you get that right reinstated," said Hogue.

No action was taken on the bill and another hearing is expected next week.