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8th state to feds: Step away from our guns


8th state to feds: Step away from our guns
Alaska governor signs Firearms Freedom Act into law

Posted: May 28, 2010 12:45 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh 2010 WorldNetDaily

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Alaska has become the eighth state to declare that firearms made, sold and owned in the state are beyond the reach of the federal bureaucrats along the Potomac, with Gov. Sean Parnell's signature on the plan today.

"The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act frees Alaskans from overly bureaucratic and restrictive federal firearm regulation, and allows our state to assume the responsibility for regulation," said Rep. Mike Kelly, the lead sponsor on the plan endorsed by lawmakers in the recently closed session of the Alaska Legislature.

"The Interstate Commerce Clause is used by the federal government to regulate firearms that cross state borders. The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act makes it clear that Alaskans will be responsible for firearms that are made in Alaska, for use in Alaska, and have 'Made in Alaska' stamped on them.

"Outdoorsmen, hunters and all Alaskans defending and feeding their families, and protecting their property, should welcome this new law," he said.

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The law also requires the state to defend any Alaskan who is "prosecuted by the federal government under their authority to regulate interstate commerce."

"We welcome Alaska into this states' rights liberty march," said Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting Sports Association.

He's been called the godfather of the movement for his work on the original state Firearms Freedom Act that took effect last year in Montana.

"Since Alaska, like Montana and Idaho with enacted Firearms Freedom Acts, is in the Ninth Circuit, this should help demonstrate to the Ninth when we get there with our lawsuit that the states of the Ninth Circuit area are serious about states' rights," Marbut said.

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