Skip to comments.Alaska has Only Three Days Left to Pass Essential Self-Defense Legislation
Posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT by marktwain
Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- House Bill 80, critical self-defense legislation, passed in the state House at the end of last session, and was reported by the state Senate Judiciary Committee on March 23.
This bill has since been languishing in the Senate Finance Committee. With only three days left in this legislative session, it is imperative that HB 80 be heard in committee immediately.
Introduced by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-15), HB 80 is important self-defense legislation that would provide that a law-abiding person, who is justified in using deadly force in self-defense, has no duty-to-retreat from an attack if the person is in any place that that person has a legal right to be.
If your state Senator is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, please contact him or her TODAY and respectfully request that he or she vote for HB 80 and move it to the Senate floor. The committee members contact information is provided below. To determine who your state Senator is, please click here.
You can contact your state Senator and all the members of the Senate Finance Committee at the same time, by taking advantage of Alaskas Public Opinion Messaging (POM) system offered through Alaskas Legislative Information Offices (LIO). For information on the LIOs and how the POM system works, please click here; to utilize the online POM form, please click here.
Senate Finance Committee:
Senator Hoffman (D-S), Co-Chairman
Senator Stedman (D-A), Co-Chairman
Senator Egan (D-B)
Senator Ellis (D-L)
Senator McGuire (R-N)
Senator Olson (D-T)
Senator Thomas (D-D)
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Just to be clear on the current Alaska law:
The current law in Alaska does not require a person to retreat if they are in their own home or in their office. There, it is presumed, that retreating would leave your property or perhaps a fellow family member in danger.
But on the street, it’s a different matter. Alaska law states that if you feel endangered by someone on the street, you can use deadly force. But if the option to escape safely exists, you should use it. The provision does not apply if someone else is in danger and you feel the need to protect them.