Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault says his gun rights bill may be unconstitutional but says that doesn't mean the Legislature can't discuss it.
Chenault has introduced legislation to make it a misdemeanor for a federal official or agent to try to enforce certain new restrictions on gun ownership. It was introduced the day President Barack Obama unveiled executive orders and legislative proposals aimed at curbing gun violence.
Chenault told reporters Friday he's heard from Alaskans concerned about the federal government "trampling" on the right to bear arms.
Chenault began work on his bill before the executive orders were issued but said he has problems with all of them, because they didn't go through Congress.
He said lawmakers can decide whether to advance his bill and have the courts decide its constitutionality.