|The 28th Alaska State Legislature, 2013 - 2014|
Speaker Intros State's Rights Bill Protecting Alaskans' Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Light of Obama Plans
Posted: January 16, 2013
(Juneau) - Alaska Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, today introduced a bill defending Alaskans' Second Amendment rights in light of President Barack Obama's announced plans to curb gun violence.
Tragedy is not a license for federal encroachment of constitutionally protected freedoms.
"We began work on this bill before the President's announcement today, and now I'm extremely glad we did. Twenty-three Executive Orders have been signed into law without a review from Americans' elected representatives," Chenault said. "Tragedy is not a license for federal encroachment of constitutionally protected freedoms. We can all agree that what happened in Newtown, Connecticut was an absolute tragedy. But what we fundamentally disagree on is how you meet the challenge it presented. The President is using it to further his liberal agenda to try and disarm and disenfranchise law-abiding Americans from their enshrined Second Amendment rights. No one should be comfortable with that, regardless of where you sit on the issue."
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