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 see these states deputizing the local citizenry en mass. Plenty of us that would back our local boys.
People that don't even like each other, will help each other if the hated feds come to town.
That was before federal law enforcement grant money became a significant part of the local police budget -- money that can be cancelled if cooperation is not given.
And it's a really nasty one. I had occasion a day or two ago to be looking at political cartoons via 'bing' ... the leftist cartoonists in Big Media are depicting the NRA dripping with blood, and gun owners as wild-eyed lunatics. Check it out. It's no different in its vile falseness or its sheer viciousness from National Socialist depictions of Jews in the 1930s. In fact, digging up and printing a handful of anti-semitic NAZI cartoons might be useful, for comparison purposes.
I don't own a newspaper, I can't publish cartoons. I can counter it in conversation with friends, neighbors, coworkers ... paint the Big Media - Big Government Axis as the ones who just love dead kids. They, after all, are the ones who won't support armed defense of kids in school. The recent NRA ad is perfect in that regard.
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.
It will affect all of us, in different ways. The BM/BG Axis will not present its actions as "evil tyrants suppressing the human rights of innocent citizens". (Duh!) They will be 'bringing scofflaws to justice', or 'getting dangerous lunatics off the street', or 'breaking up domestic terrorist cells'. How many times have we seen a news report of some nutjob 'barricaded in his house', 'holding his children hostage', having a 'standoff with police'? Most of the time, it really is a nutjob ... but that's how tyrants will paint patriots. Patriots absolutely MUST develop channels to get the truth out under, over, or around Big Media.
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.
I agree. (Surprised?) The level of resistance will certainly vary by state and region. I know some folks in a neighboring state's National Guard. They have no problem being called out to deal with natural disasters ... I think if they were called out to assist with gun-grabs under the guise of riot control, many of them would simply not show up. I am much less confident about some other NG units ... We have also seen some police chiefs express intent to support a gun-grab. What the rank-and-file will do is not as clear.
The fact that we work amongst them and they live amongst us is a element that needs to be taken into account.
Yes, that is certainly true.
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