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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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.

 

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Kevin McGee said on Friday, Jun 21 at 5:19 PM

A study by Texas A&M University shows that “Castle Doctrine” and “stand-your-ground” self-defense laws do not deter crime and in fact result in increased rates of homicide. This study provides evidence that “stand-your-ground” legislation does more harm than good. Too often these laws provide cover for vigilantes and hate groups who choose to take the law into their own hand. They have led to an increase in homicides, and people of color seem to always get caught in the crossfire.” The study finds that these laws increase murder and manslaughter by a statistically significant 7 to 9 percent. The study also finds that they have no “meaningful deterrence” on theft-related crimes.

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