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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HJR 12                                                                                                         
01 Encouraging the manufacture of firearms and firearms accessories in the state.                                          
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03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                             
04      WHEREAS other states in the nation have enacted or are considering enacting laws                                 
05 that would prohibit the possession of certain firearms and firearms accessories; and                                    
06      WHEREAS those laws may make it impossible for existing manufacturers to remain                                   
07 or do business in those states legally; and                                                                             
08      WHEREAS, as a result, many manufacturers of firearms and firearms accessories are                                
09 examining options for relocating their manufacturing to a more firearms-friendly location; and                          
10      WHEREAS Alaska is a firearms-friendly state with excellent constitutional and                                    
11 statutory protections for firearms possession, use, and manufacture; and                                                
12      WHEREAS the state has a well-educated work force that possesses a strong work                                    
13 ethic, and workers and others in the state enjoy a culture of firearms knowledge and respect;                           
14 and                                                                                                                     
15      WHEREAS the state offers open space and natural beauty and is a great place to live                              
16 and work;                                                                                                               
17      BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature encourages threatened firearms                                  
01 and firearms accessories manufacturers to consider the state as a place to conduct business;                            
02 and be it                                                                                                               
03      FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the Governor to                                         
04 promote the state as open for business for manufacturers of firearms and firearms accessories;                          
05 and be it                                                                                                               
06      FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the Governor to                                         
07 coordinate with firearms-related groups and businesses in the state to develop contacts with                            
08 firearms and firearms accessories manufacturers in other states and deliver this resolution to                          
09 them; and be it                                                                                                         
10      FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the Governor to                                         
11 actively seek out firearms and firearms accessories manufacturers to encourage them to move                             
12 to the state; and be it                                                                                                 
13      FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the Governor to aid,                                    
14 through all available means, firearms and firearms accessories manufacturers in relocating to                           
15 the state.                                                                                                            
16      COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Sean Parnell, Governor of                               
17 Alaska; the National Shooting Sports Foundation; A.T. Wall Company dba Metalform; Acme                                  
18 United Corporation; Action Target; Aimpoint; ATK Sporting Group; Austin Sheridan USA,                                   
19 Inc.; Beretta U.S.A.; Blackhawk Industries, Inc.; Browning Arms Company; Bushnell                                       
20 Corporation; Butler Creek; Caesar Guerini/Fabarm; Carlson's Choke Tubes LLC; CCI/Speer                                  
21 Ammunition; Cobra Firearms; Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC; Comp-Tac Victory Gear                                     
22 LLC; Coonan, Inc.; COR-BON/Glaser LLC; CZ-USA; Dakota Arms; Diamondback                                                 
23 Firearms, LLC; ESS Eye Pro; Falcon Industries, Inc.; Federal Cartridge Company; Final                                   
24 Approach Waterfowl Company; Fiocchi of America, Inc.; FNH USA LLC; Franklin Armory;                                     
25 Freedom Arms, Inc.; Freedom Group; Frogg Toggs; Galco Gunleather; Glaser Safety Slug,                                   
26 Inc.; Glock, Inc.; Goex Powder, Inc.; H & R 1871 LLC; The Heckler and Koch Group; Heizer                                
27 Firearms; North Pass, Ltd; Hodgdon Powder Company; Hornady Manufacturing; Judson A.                                     
28 Smith Company; K-Var Corporation; Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc.; Laporte America LLC;                                    
29 Leupold & Stevens, Inc.; Lewis Machine & Tool Company; Lyman Products Corporation;                                      
30 Magpul Industries Inc.; MAGTECH Ammunition Co., Inc.; Marlin Firearms Company;                                          
31 Millett Industries; MKS Supply, Inc.; Nammo Lapua Oy; North American Arms, Inc.; Nosler,                                
01 Inc.; Numrich Gun Parts Corporation; O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.; OAKDEF; OAKSI;                                        
02 ODI/Stag Outdoor Products; Olin Corporation; Outers; Parmatech Corporation; Pembroke                                    
03 Gun & Range; PJ Industries, Inc.; Promatic, Inc.; RCBS; Remington Arms Company LLC;                                     
04 Savage Arms Company; Sellmark Corporation; Sierra Bullets; SIG Sauer; Sightron, Inc.;                                   
05 Simmons Optics; Smith & Wesson Corporation; St. Marks Powder, Inc.; Stoney Point; Sturm                                 
06 Ruger and Company, Inc.; Tasco, Inc.; Taurus International Mfg., Inc.; Ten-X Ammunition,                                
07 Inc.; The Outdoor Connection, Inc.; Trulock Tool; U.S. Repeating Arms Company; Uncle                                    
08 Mike's Law Enforcement; Volquartsen Custom; Vortex Optics; Weatherby, Inc.; and ZEV                                     
09 Technologies, Inc.                                                                                                      
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