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Alaska: Important Self-Defense Legislation to be Heard Tomorrow

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

House Bill 24, introduced by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-10), is important self-defense legislation.  Under existing state law, there is no duty-to-retreat if a person is in their home, business, or on their own property.  HB 24 would extend this to recognize the right to use force, including deadly force, for self-defense anywhere a person has a legal right to be

This bill will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow, February 6, at 1:00 p.m. in room 120 of the Capitol.

If your state Representative serves on the House Judiciary Committee, please contact him or her TODAY, and respectfully urge support for HB 24.  To determine your state Representative, please click here.  Contact information for members of the House Judiciary Committee is provided below.

House Judiciary Committee:

Representative Wes Keller (R-7), Chairman

(907) 465-2186


Representative Lynn (R-23), Vice Chairman

(907) 465-4931


Representative Neal Foster (D-39)

(907) 465-3789


Representative Gabrielle LeDoux (R-13)

(907) 465-4998


Representative Charisse Millett (R-24)

(907) 465-3879



Representative Lance Pruitt (R-25)

(907) 465-3438


Representative Max Gruenberg (D-14)

(907) 465-4940


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