Gov. Sean Parnell says he supports a bill that would make it a felony for a federal official or agent to try to enforce new restrictions on gun ownership.
The Alaska House this week passed HB69, despite the finding of a legislative attorney that the bill is "largely unconstitutional."
The measure says a personal firearm possessed or manufactured in the state and remaining in the state is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration. It also says any new federal laws or regulations attempting to ban or restrict the ownership of a semiautomatic firearm or magazine is unenforceable.
Parnell said Thursday that there are ways the bill would be constitutional. He said the state's contention would be that anything it believes violates the Second Amendment is unconstitutional.
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