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Alaska: House Judiciary Committee to Hear No-Duty-to-Retreat Legislation

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Contact the committee today! 

The House Judiciary Committee will hear House Bill 80 tomorrow, February 9, at 1:00 p.m.

Introduced by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-15), HB 80 would remove the duty-to-retreat in Alaska.  Under this bill, Alaskans would have the right to use force, including deadly force, for self-defense anywhere they have a right to be.

Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB 80.  Contact information for this committee can be found below.  Most importantly, there needs to be a strong public record of support in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HB 80.  You can help provide this support by visiting your local Legislative Information Office tomorrow to participate in the hearing and testify in favor of this bill.  A list of offices and contact information can be found here.

House Judiciary Committee

Representative Carl Gatto (R-13), Chairman
465-3743
Representative_Carl_Gatto@legis.state.ak.us

Representative Steve Thompson (R-10), Vice Chairman
465-3004
Representative_Steve_Thompson@legis.state.ak.us

Representative Wes Keller (R-14)
465-2186
Representative_Wes_Keller@legis.state.ak.us

Representative Bob Lynn (R-31)
465-4931
Representative_Bob_Lynn@legis.state.ak.us

Representative Lance Pruitt (R-21)
465-3438
Representative_Lance_Pruitt@legis.state.ak.us

Representative Max Gruenberg (D-20)
465-4940
Representative_Max_Gruenberg@legis.state.ak.us

Representative Lindsey Holmes (D-26)
465-4919
Representative_Lindsey_Holmes@legis.state.ak.us

Representative Chenault (R-34)
465-3779
Representative_Mike_Chenault@legis.state.ak.us

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