BISMARCK, North Dakota - The state's senior ranking senator, Tabor H. Fishfield [D-North Dakota] has managed to push through his latest state bill.
Senator Fishfield, who turned 80, on Valentine's Day, was successful in getting the bill known as The Senator Tabor H. Fishfield Concealed Handguns At Gun Shows Bill approved by a 26-21 margin.
So effective March 1, 2013, anyone attending a North Dakota gun show will be allowed to carry a concealed handgun even if they have not attended the necessary seminars nor taken the concealed handgun exam that all of the other states require.
One gun show enthusiast identified as Calhoun "Sparky" Tyminski, 24, an unemployed auto mechanic from Devil's Lake, North Dakota, stated that he was as happy as a gopher at the beach when he heard that the bill had been approved.
Sparky commented that now he does not have to worry about being around so many automatic rifles, bazookas, and grenade launchers and having that horribly helpless feeling.
Meanwhile the elderly senator from Fargo wanted to stress that the fact that he just happens to own three gun shops in his hometown had absolutely nothing to do with his intense determination to get the bill passed.
When the senator was asked by reporters how much money he had received from the National Rifle Association, the octogenarian became quite highly offended and replied "The amount of money, if any, that the NRA gave me is nobodies business but mine, the NRA's, and my devoted elderly wife of 61 years Cora Dora Fishfield, 79."
[EDITOR'S NOTE: According to CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, Senator Fishfield received a total of $47,317 from the NRA, which broken down came out to $210 in checks and $47,107 in cash.]