Alaska – Four Pro-Gun Bills Pending for 2012 Legislative Session

Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force
Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force

Anchorage, AK –-( On April 17, when Governor Sean Parnell adjourned the Alaska Legislature, there were four pro-gun bills left pending from the 2011 legislative session.

Due to Alaska’s two-year sessions, all pending 2011 bills will carry over and be considered in 2012.

  • House Bill 80, sponsored by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-15), is a no-duty-to-retreat bill and would extend the right to use force, including deadly force, for self-defense anywhere a person has a legal right to be.  HB 80 passed in the state House by a 33 to 6 vote.  This bill is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • House Bill 83, also sponsored by state Representative Neuman, would establish an apprentice hunting program.  This bill is pending in the House Resources Committee.
  • Senate Bill 2, sponsored by state Senator Linda Menard (R-G), would create National Rifle Association special-request license plates.  SB 2 is currently pending in the Senate Finance Committee.
  • Senate Bill 105, sponsored by state Senator Charlie Huggins (R-H), would designate the Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 .30-06 as the official state firearm.  This bill is pending in the Senate State Affairs Committee.

When the next legislative session begins in January we will be keeping you informed on the status of HB 80 in the senate. We consider it imperative to pass this legislation.

At first this may appear to unrelated to firearms. Long range projection implies that may not be so. You may be aware that the current regime in Washington floated the idea of stopping shooting on “some” federal lands because the noise annoyed other users. (This may be a good reason to deregulate suppressors)

The idea of stopping recreational shooting met extreme resistance this time. You can bet the idea will be proposed again. Anti shooting forces are more successful at the local level. Consider the Palmer area and the efforts against shooting in that area.

When one considers Agenda 21 a trend by government to gain regulatory control of all lands becomes evident. Anchorage Title 21 is a heavy handed takeover of land use at the local level. It makes one wonder how long before shooting ranges will be regulated out of business. Consider attending this meeting to show support for repeal of the Title 21 rewrite.

Very Important Property Rights Meeting

Monday, December 12, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing
Assembly Chambers, Z.J. Loussac Library
3600 Denali Street, Anchorage

All home owners, property owners, builders, contractors, realtors and all persons that value property rights must to be at this meeting. We are recommending that the Rewrite either be scrapped altogether or at the minimum all of Dan Coffey’s recommended amendments be incorporated in the Rewrite.

The Rewrite is a massive imposition of regulations that we don’t need. It will increase the cost of new construction. You will need permission to do anything to your own property. It will increase the culture of corruption. (Who has enough bribe money to get what he wants.) This is being imposed on you by a small group that wants Anchorage to be like Portland. Lynn Peterson, Portland’s planner, consults with them. Portland is rated as the worst planned city in the U.S.

The origins of these changes come from Agenda 21. There are strands of it all through Title 21. Watch the 15 minute video at the link below to see how your freedom is being regulated from you. There will be free copies of this video on DVD available at the meeting.

Please let all your friends know about this meeting. It can make a difference for the future of your children

Anchorage is rated the 10th best city in the U.S. by Business Week but we have folks that want to change that.

The mission of The Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force is to provide Alaskans with the knowledge of the meaning and true purpose of the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution, with which they may conduct themselves as responsible citizens of our republic. Visit:

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