Tomorrow at 1:30 p.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Campus Carry legislation, Senate Bill 174.
As previous reported, Senate Bill 174, sponsored by state Senator Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks), would allow students, faculty and guests to own, possess, carry, transport or store a firearm on areas of the University of Alaska campus where not prohibited by law. This legislation would limit the Board of Regent’s ability to regulate the possession and carry of firearms on campuses at the University of Alaska. A state-funded institution should not be allowed to impose rules more strict than state law, especially rules to limit the right to self-defense. Individuals should not be prevented from exercising their right to self-defense simply because they choose to seek a college education.
We urge you to go to your local Legislative Information Office (LIO) during the hearing and voice your support for SB 174. Additionally, please contact your state Senator and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to support SB 174.