According to the Washington Post article in the title link:
UNEAU, Alaska -- Starting Wednesday, handgun owners won't need permits to carry concealed weapons in the seven Alaska cities where they're still required. There also will be no more restrictions on keeping a firearm in a vehicle.
A new state anti-gun control law that goes into effect will essentially bar municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state law.
As if this news wasn't pleasant enough already, the article goes on to mention that Alaska is the 44th state to implement this type of law. I didn't realize that so many other states already had such measures in place. This is great!
When I travel to my favorite outdoor shooting range, the one hour drive takes me through more than a dozen different cities and two counties. Theoretically, that makes me subject to about 15 different sets of firearms laws before I even get to my shooting destination. Hunters, competitive shooters and others often travel much longer distances with their firearms. Laws like this new one in Alaska make it possible for firearms owners to obey the law as they will now have a practical way to figure out what laws they will be subjected to while traveling throughout the state.
I just noticed TFS Magnum has an interesting take on the left-wing hysteria over this issue.
Labels: Guns/Weapons, Law