Pro-gun bill now goes to Senate

By a stunning 31-5 vote, the Alaska House passed House Bill 69 -– a bill which would outlaw unconstitutional violations of the Second Amendment by federal, state, or local officials.

House Bill 69 has three parts:

* The first part (sections 2, 3, and 4) would prohibit the federal government from regulating firearms made and possessed wholly within the state of Alaska.  In

* The second part (section 5(f)) would prohibit Alaska’s state and local officials from enforcing unconstitutional gun bans and registration systems.

* The third part (section 5(g)) would make it a felony for a federal official to try to enforce an unconstitutional gun ban or system of registration in the state of Alaska.

Although some lawyers are whining that “federal law trumps Alaska,” the fact is that the Constitution’s right to keep and bear arms trumps the federal government’s sleazy attempts to circumvent it.  Federal laws (such as 18 U.S.C. 241) correctly recognize that federal government law enforcement officials are not protected if they try to act unconstitutionally.

House members correctly decided that they would “let the courts sort it out.”

Now the measure moves to the state senate.  And it’s important that your state senator hear from you.

ACTION:  Contact your state senator and ask him to support House Bill 69.  You can use the pre-written letter to contact your state senator -- simply follow the instructions below.

HOW TO CONTACT/WRITE YOUR STATE SENATOR:

1. Proceed to http://gunowners.capwiz.com/gunowners/dbq/officials/

2. There will be 4 grey tabs, click on “Elected Officials” (2nd from left)

3. Enter your zip code in the box provided under “enter your zip code”

4. Scroll down past the alerts till you find “Governor and State Legislators” (on the right) and there are your state senators.

5. Click on the name of the desired senator

6. Click on the “contact” tab.

7. Click on the “ by email”, this will bring up a webmail form. Then, take the pre-written letter below and cut-n-paste this into the editable text box on the page.

8. Fill out the sender information

9. Click “Send Message” (blue button at the bottom)

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

By a stunning 31-5 vote, the Alaska House passed House Bill 69 -– a bill which would outlaw unconstitutional violations of the Second Amendment by federal, state, or local officials in Alaska.

Now it’s time for the state senate to act.

House Bill 69 has three parts:

* The first part (sections 2, 3, and 4) would prohibit the federal government from regulating firearms made and possessed wholly within the state of Alaska.  In addition, the state attorney general would be authorized to defend Alaskans prosecuted by the federal government in violation of this provision.

* The second part (section 5(f)) would prohibit Alaska’s state and local officials from enforcing unconstitutional gun bans and registration systems.

* The third part (section 5(g)) would make it a felony for a federal official to try to enforce an unconstitutional gun ban or system of registration in the state of Alaska.

Although some lawyers are whining that “federal law trumps Alaska,” the fact is that the Constitution’s right to keep and bear arms trumps the federal government’s sleazy attempts to circumvent it.  Federal laws (such as 18 U.S.C. 241) correctly recognize that the federal government law enforcement officials are not protected if they try to act unconstitutionally.

House members correctly decided that they would “let the courts sort it out.”

Now the measure moves to the state senate.  When it comes before you, please support House Bill 69.

Sincerely,