SB174 – To Eliminate Gun Free Zones at University of Alaska

Gun Free Zones
SB174 – To Eliminate Gun Free Zones at University of Alaska
Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force
Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force

Alaska – -(Ammoland.com)- We members of the 2nd Amendment Task Force have expended a lot of energy over the the last few years trying to back down the Board of Regents at University of Alaska to reverse the no guns on campus policy.

YAL (Young Americans for Liberty) has managed to lobby and get a bill introduced that will accomplish much of what we have been after.

Senate Bill 174 was introduced by Senator Kelly and co-sponsored by Dunleavy, McGuire, Giessel and Stoltze. You can read the bill HERE. In a nutshell the bill stops University of Alaska from preventing concealed carry on campus. It still allows the Board of Regents to regulate open carry. It’s unclear how the bill affects on campus storage of long arms, for instance is a cased shotgun considered concealed or open carry.

This is major step toward eliminating “Gun Free Zones” and deserves our support. We will keep you informed as the bill moves forward.

Please take a few minutes and call the Senators that are backing the bill to thank them personally. With all the budget issues facing the state it’s hard to say where this will go but we need to be behind it. You will find Senate contact information HERE. Please step up and take a few minutes to help out with this issue.

Here is a copy of the email from Senator Kelly’s office to YAL:

Greetings Kelsi,

Our bill got introduced as SB 174. We picked up four unsolicited co-sponsors from Senators Dunleavy, Stoltze, McGuire, and Giessel. It got an Education and a Judiciary referral, but since the chairs of those committees are both co-sponsors, I don’t anticipate too much difficulty from the committees. Although, the number of referrals is somewhat concerning, particularly since I expect the University of Alaska to trigger a finance referral by adding a fiscal note, I’ll have a better idea of our way forward once I find out if we can get a hearing next week.

Regards,

Joe Byrnes

Staff for Senator Pete Kelly

907-465-2872

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5 years ago

The UA campus knee-jerk reaction is expected and alarmist, they are fully capable of making policies that will penalize inappropriate use of weapons without banning them, but that’s not the sort of organization the university is. The university should be encouraged to pursue hosting free safety classes, you should see about recruiting advocates to run them. After all, nobody want’s some drunken idiot causing a problem, regardless of weaponry. Eric, while there are coyote in the area, wolves are more likely. Two packs in the Anchorage area are well documented and have been having trouble finding food. As for most… Read more »

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

Every year a couple defense of life shootings occur in Anchorage , most are moose/bear problems. My neighbor shot a black that climbed over 6 foot picket fence and was going to eat his dog. Gave Fish and Game pictures of the encounter , his daughter took the pictures and it was all within lawful defense.
My other neighbor’s dog was eaten by a coyote , too late to do anything. Only goes to show can’t wait for protection.
We expect the bill to pass.

5WarVeteran
5WarVeteran
5 years ago

Even Alaska sees the common sense of self protection outweighing the idiocy of gun free zones.