State House Mike Chenault has proposed legislation to bring gun manufacturers to the 49th state.
The Nikiski Republican recently introduced a resolution asking manufacturers of firearms and firearm accessories to consider moving their businesses to Alaska.
Language included within House-Joint Resolution 12 calls Alaska “a firearms-friendly state with excellent constitutional and statutory protections for firearms possession, use, and manufacture.”
Under the current interstate commerce clause, the federal government can regulate firearm sales if firearms are sold or transported across state lines. Bringing manufacturers to Alaska would help limit federal oversight or regulation of firearms within the state.
Chenault, as we’ve reported, was the prime sponsor of HB69, which says a personal firearm possessed or manufactured in the state and remaining in the state is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration.