Self-Defense Bill Parnell Signs Self-Defense, Other Bills

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a measure allowing individuals to use deadly force in self-defense in any place they have a right to be.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a measure allowing individuals to use deadly force in self-defense in any place they have a right to be.
   
Parnell used a Palmer-area shooting range as the backdrop for signing HB24, the so-called "Stand Your Ground" bill. He signed other bills, too, dealing with things like knives and perceived federal infringement on Second Amendment rights.
   
Among those was HB69. It says state and local government agencies can't help implement presidential orders or federal laws or regulations that infringe upon Second Amendment rights. It also says personal firearms possessed in Alaska aren't subject to federal law or regulation, including registration.
   
Parnell, in a release, said Alaska's way of life depends on Alaskans' ability to carry firearms to defend themselves, provide for their families and live freely.