Alaska currently has laws protecting an individual's right to "shoot to kill" while at home, at work, and while protecting loved ones. But House Bill 24, written by Rep. Mike Neuman (R-Big Lake/Point McKenzie), adds a simple sentence to the law that extends the right to use lethal force in self-defense “in any other place where the person has a right to be.”
One Anchorage gun owner said Tuesday she feels the new laws are simply an affirmation of her second amendment rights.
“For me as a lawful gun owner, as someone who believes in defense, it helps me protect myself and those I love,” said Sarah Spindler.
As a thinking adult, I take exception to phrasing our innate human right to defend ourselves against deadly force as "an individual's right to 'shoot to kill'". That inflammatory rhetoric is misplaced, especially now. But overall, the article is fair & balanced.
Read the whole thing & let me know what you think.