Alaska: Legislature Adjourns from Pro-Second Amendment 2023 Session

Gun Rights

On May 17th, the Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2023 legislative session. During this session, the Legislature passed NRA-backed House Bill 61, sponsored by Speaker Cathy Tilton, to protect Second Amendment rights during declared states of emergency. Sen. Scott Kawasaki sponsored and championed its companion, Senate Bill 63. Both bills enjoyed bipartisan support. HB 61 is currently on Gov. Dunleavy’s desk awaiting his signature.

In addition, pro-Second Amendment lawmakers did their duty to ensure that House Bill 162, to create “red flag” gun seizures without due process, and House Bill 164, to impose a one-size-fits-all firearm storage mandate, were defeated this session.

Thank you to NRA members who supported our efforts to protect Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights in Juneau this session; we were successful because of you!

NRA will be back in Juneau in 2024 to keep fighting for the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Please stay tuned to and your email inbox for further updates.

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