In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, government officials in Louisiana confiscated legal, privately owned firearms from law-abiding citizens. This left citizens defenseless against armed looters and other criminals.
Governor Murkowski made sure this would never happen in Alaska!
On Monday, May 22, Governor Frank Murkowski (R) signed House Bill 400, the “Emergency Powers” legislation. This important legislation prevents government officials from imposing restrictions on the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transport, storage, display or use of firearms and ammunition during a disaster emergency.