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Recently, an ADN reader who witnessed a daytime assault and robbery emailed me that she was considering carrying a firearm for protection for the first time in her life.
Let me offer some direction — after first disclaiming that what I write is not intended, nor should it be taken, as legal advice. Nor is it an exhaustive treatment of gun-carry laws.
The Alaska Constitution's Right to Keep and Bear Arms is in Article I, Section 19.
"A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State."
|You should be 'allowed' to carry anywhere, anytime, no matter who objects.
It's what you DO with the firearm that can be constitutionally actionable.
If you aren't committing a crime or acting recklessly, the gov't should keep its friggin' hands OFF.