Thank you for writing regarding our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Like you, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Thousands of our fellow Alaskans who share this view have also spoken up by contacting my office. Together, we will fight federal attempts to limit our constitutional liberties, all of which are safeguarded by the Second Amendment.
Unwise gun control policies seek to disarm law abiding citizens, leaving criminals as the only people with guns. For this reason, states and cities with gun control laws, like the city of Chicago, have the highest murder rates. As your Governor, I will not let Alaska turn into Chicago. We will protect our Second Amendment rights from every effort to infringe upon them.
As a State, we are working with the 28th Legislature to strengthen and protect Alaskans’ rights to gun ownership and use. You can track the progress of bills like HB 69 and HB 24 on the Legislature’s website at http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/, and you may wish to contact your legislators to share your views.
I appreciate hearing from you and am proud to stand with you in protecting our freedoms. If we can be of assistance to you in the future, please feel free contact us at 907-465-3500.