FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Fairbanks North Star Borough employees would be allowed to carry firearms on the job under an ordinance under consideration by the borough assembly.
Assemblyman Lance Roberts proposed the ordinance and says it's a matter of safety. He says the current gun ban leaves employees unable to defend themselves.
. . . The Fairbanks North Star Borough is a local government that covers 7,361 square miles and has 82,840 residents. It's similar to a county government in other states.
It is not wise to force their employees, working in one of the most remote & harsh environments on earth to roam the wilderness while unarmed. There are bears and other predators, some of whom have only two legs, and even polar bears have been found in that area.
Makes perfect sense to me.