Can anyone translate this for me?
From North Dakota Century Code:
This is just poorly-worded enough, almost like they had a cut and paste error, to cause me confusion. A liberal reading of this paragraph would mean that all establishments that sell alcohol, whether on-sale or off-sale (i.e. most restaurants, all liquor stores), are entirely off limits. A strict reading would indicate that only the portion of the establishment set aside for the retail sale of alcohol, (i.e. the bar area in a restaurant, an entire pub, liquor stores), is off limits.
62.1-02-04. Possession of firearm or dangerous weapon in liquor establishment or gaming site prohibited - Penalty - Exceptions. Any person who enters or remains in that part of the establishment that is set aside for the retail sale in an establishment engaged in the retail sale of alcoholic beverages or used as a gaming site while in the possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
There are no exceptions provided for valid CCW license holders.
Anyone familiar with North Dakota case law have any input on this? Are similarly-worded provisions in other states' codes?