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Associated Press, Published March 19 2013

ND Senate to hear testimony on pro-gun measures

BISMARCK — North Dakota's Senate is slated to hear testimony Tuesday on a package of gun-rights measures already approved by the House.

The House measures include allowing a concealed-carry permit holder to pack a gun at public gatherings, schools and churches if officials in those places allow it and notify law enforcement. Another measure allows people to have a gun in public during a declared state of emergency. That measure gives gun owners the right to sue if the government attempts to confiscate weapons or ammunition during the emergency.

The measure also would allow the sale of firearms and ammunition during a declared emergency.

The Senate has set aside has set aside one of the biggest meeting rooms at the Capitol for the hearings.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.