JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers are fighting federal gun regulations with what they call the Alaska Firearms Freedom Act.
The measure seeks to assert state's rights over federal regulations regarding guns, accessories and ammunition made and distributed in Alaska.
It passed the House last year, and its resurfacing comes amid a growing fight with the federal government over what the state sees as undue interference on issues ranging from land access to Endangered Species Act protections.
The bill's primary sponsor, Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Fairbanks, says it sends a message that Alaska is serious about Second Amendment rights. Read more
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