Senate Passes Bill Against Gun Control

Alaska's attorney general would be asked to sue block any federal laws or regulations that would violate Alaskans' right to bear arms under a bill that passed the Senate.

A 30 round magazine, left, and a 10 round magazine, right, rest below an AR-15 rifle at the Ammunition Storage Component company in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday, April 10, 2013. In the wake of Connecticut lawmaker's vote to ban high-capacity magazines after their passage of restrictive gun control law, the U.S. Senate is debating gun control legislation. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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JUNEAU - Alaska's attorney general would be asked to sue block any federal laws or regulations that would violate Alaskans' right to bear arms under a bill that passed the Senate.

The version of HB69 that passed 17-3 Wednesday is far different from that which earlier passed the House. The biggest change strikes a provision that would have made it a felony for a federal official to try to enforce laws or regulations that would restrict ownership of semi-automatic weapons or require that firearms be registered.

The bill now says state and local government agencies cannot help implement presidential orders or federal laws or regulations that infringe upon Second Amendment rights.

It also says personal firearms possessed in the state are not subject to federal law or regulation, including registration.

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