Skip to comments.Alaska Bill exempts state from Federal firearms bans, criminalizes attempts at enforcement
Posted on 01/17/2013 10:45:32 AM PST by SENTINEL
HOUSE BILL NO. 69
IN THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA
TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE - FIRST SESSION
BY REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, Millett, Johnson, Tammie Wilson
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED
1 "An Act exempting certain firearms and firearm accessories in this state from federal
2 regulation; providing criminal penalties for federal officials who enforce or attempt to
3 enforce a federal law, regulation, rule, or order regulating certain firearms and firearm
4 accessories in this state; and providing for an effective date."
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 6 * Section 1. AS 44.99.500(a) is amended to read:
7 (a) A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is possessed
8 in this state or manufactured commercially or privately in this state and that remains
9 in the state is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration,
10 under the authority of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce as
11 those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.
12 * Sec. 2. AS 44.99.500(b) is amended to read:
13 (b) This section applies to a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that
14 is possessed in this state or manufactured in this state from basic materials and that
1 can be manufactured without the inclusion of any significant parts imported from
2 another state. Generic and insignificant parts that have other manufacturing or
3 consumer product applications are not firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition,
4 and their importation into this state and incorporation into a firearm, a firearm
5 accessory, or ammunition manufactured in this state does not subject the firearm,
6 firearm accessory, or ammunition to federal regulation. Basic materials, such as
7 unmachined steel and unshaped wood, are not firearms, firearm accessories, or
8 ammunition and are not subject to congressional authority to regulate firearms, firearm
9 accessories, and ammunition under interstate commerce as if they were actually
10 firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition. The authority of the United States
11 Congress to regulate interstate commerce in basic materials does not include authority
12 to regulate firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition possessed in this state or
13 made in this state from those materials. Firearm accessories that are imported into this
14 state from another state and that are subject to federal regulation as being in interstate
15 commerce do not subject a firearm to federal regulation under interstate commerce
16 because they are attached to or used in conjunction with a firearm in this state.
17 * Sec. 3. AS 44.99.500(d) is amended to read:
18 (d)The attorney general may defend a citizen of this state who is prosecuted
19 by the government of the United States under the congressional power to regulate
20 interstate commerce for violation of a federal law concerning the manufacture, sale,
21 transfer, or possession of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition possessed in
22 this state or manufactured and retained within this state.
23 * Sec. 4. AS 44.99.500 is amended by adding new subsections to read:
24 (f) A federal statute, regulation, rule, or order enacted or effective on or after
25 the effective date of this Act is unenforceable in this state if the federal statute,
26 regulation, rule, or order attempts to
27 (1) ban or restrict ownership of a semiautomatic firearm or a magazine
28 of a firearm; or
29 (2) require a firearm, magazine, or other firearm accessory to be
31 (g) An official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or
1 attempts to enforce a federal statute, regulation, rule, or order that is unenforceable
2 under (f) of this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and may be punished as
3 provided in AS 12.55.
4 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).
I wish this worked but the federal government will just withhold their state “welfare” and they will crumble and adopt whatever the federal government says. Arizona did this and the federal government held highway funds and the immediately buckled and said, “we surrender, give us our money”.
Holder don’t realize Alaskans think about the Feds bout the same way Donny Young does. They fired the last two Fed park cops that were here at Yukon Charlie 2 years back.
This bill just came out and has to work it’s way through. I doubt that anybody in Alaska would oppose this. There is a site to track a bill’s progress in the Ak Legislature, but probably not much on there yet I would think.
>Alaska Bill exempts state from Federal firearms bans, criminalizes attempts at enforcement<
Alright Texas, follow suit.
Alaska is a long way off ... there are about 4500 'sworn agent' members of the US Marshals service. Some of them will tell Barry Hussein to GFH.
Alaska is a long way off ... there are about 14,000 'sworn agent' employees. Some of them will tell Barry Hussein to GFH.
Other FLEA are smaller.
Can Fedzilla really send all its Federal Law Enforcement Agents (the ones who haven't told Barry Hussein to GFH) to Alaska to enforce a gun-grab? What will happen in the lower 48?
This could get really interesting.
Government IS the problem but we have too many stupid people in this country to do anything about it.
From the Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, .......Aurora Theater, Sandy Hook blah, blah blah, shootings up to today the government and their control over the mental health care industry have failed 100% to keep deranged individuals from injuring the public.
Government grade = F
Government has made sure certain public spaces criminal only gun zones.
Government grade = F
Government has made sure only those with ill intent are armed on planes.
Government grade = F
Government destroyed the 2nd Amendment by the very first violation of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” as any law infringes on our rights.
Government grade = F
How many things does government have to fail at before we reach our Thomas Jefferson moment in time? I gather, most have no clue and the government is depending on that lack of a line in the sand.
There is a lot of this going around. Think this will pass in AK? (I’m thinking yes)
Which other states have similar legislation pending?
We are looking to relocate to Ketchikan or Juneau.
Right ... the numbers don't really add up. The bastards might well try, and they might include attempting to deputize State and Local LEO ... some of whom will say "GFY". It could get really interesting; Fedzilla doesn't hold all the cards.
Haven’t been to either city although I have heard Juneau is North Seattle.
But...come on up! :-) We need every conservative we can get!
This is in the best interests of federal agents. Better 6 months in jail than 6 feet under.
Pennsylvania is doing this also.
I don't think Idaho would tolerate another Ruby Ridge, nor Texas another Waco...and those responses would be much more than grass roots. Sherriffs in various locales have already made this clear.
The sad thing is there are big cities and other states even that would invite in Federal tyranny.
Some have, yes. And some police chiefs have made quite clear that they will enforce any and all gun-grabs. The vast majority have said nothing at all. Not in public, anyway. I can't say that I blame them ... but I am grateful for those who have said they will tell Fedzilla to GFO.
What I am far more interested in is what the rank-and file agents and officers will do. Some will say GFY (and actively resist), some will get the blue-flu, some will enthusiastically carry out the orders of The Emperor. This applies at all levels. I think we would be foolish to under-estimate the percentage of patriots in Federal agencies, and foolish to overestimate the percentage of patriots in state and local agencies.
Obumer will like this as much as he did AZ SB-1070.
After some thought on his warnings about this propaganda problem, I do think it will have an effect on many of the non-veteran ranks. The mind requires hardening, that's why we have Marine Corps Boot Camp and Ranger School as just two examples.
What I take from things like this Alaska bill, whether it gets passed and enforced or not, are the levels of resistance the oathbreaking ranks among the Feds are likely to encounter. The writers and signers of bills have things like national guard troops under their command. They are privy to information that if leaked could counter disarmament attacks etc. The split I describe "STICK TO YOUR GUNS" is already showing it's head after only two weeks. Panetta addressing the troops shows they know and are worried about this.
I think you have missed the most important type, the Fed or Local cop that finds out his neighbor buddy is going to be raided on trumped up charges and makes a little phone call. One guy like that can counter a 100 man raiding force....and if it's just to arrange an escape there's not much risk to the guy making it more likely he'll do it.
The fact that we work amongst them and they live amongst us is a element that needs to be taken into account.