Wall of Shame: Interior Alaska House Representatives

The anti-gun extremists are mobilizing. They are scheming to take your rights away by hook or crook.

This spring we saw a bunch of weak-kneed RINOs join in with them, voting to kill (table) a pro-2A amendment to the State’s budget.

All of the names in Green, voted to kill (table) the amendment.

This amendment would prevent the University of Alaska from enforcing so-called “gun-free” zones on campus, thus not allowing “Campus Carry”, and continuing to enforce “Criminal Safety Zones” on campus.

This is a betrayal of their oaths to protect and defend YOUR 2nd Amendment rights.

Interior State House Representatives that voted to attack your rights are: Steve Thompson, Mike Prax, Mike Cronk, Adam Wool, Grier Hopkins, and Bart LeBon.

You can send these State House Representatives (who are supposed to defend your rights, and not attack them), a pre-written email here.

Please pass this message along to a friend or fellow 2ndAmendment patriot!

The Votes Don’t Lie

It was utterly shameful.

Representative Kevin McCabe, the freshman representative from Big Lake (R), voted against your 2nd Amendment rights this spring.

Rep. McCabe and his cohorts voting to table(kill) pro-2nd Amendment language

He joined in with a bunch of anti-gun democrats and RINOs, to vote to kill (table) a pro-2A amendment to the State’s budget.

This amendment would prevent the University of Alaska from enforcing so-called “gun-free” zones on the campus, thus not allowing “Campus Carry”, and continuing to enforce “Criminal Safety Zones” on campus.

This is a deep betrayal of his oath to protect and defend YOUR 2nd Amendment rights.

To add insult to injury, he completely broke his word that he gave to our members to support the anti-red flag act (House Bill 152).

Not only did he refuse to support it, as he promised on his candidate survey he would, he actually worked to undermine and oppose it actively on the House Floor!

His collaboration with the anti-gun zealots was a betrayal of the highest order.

What is even more bizarre, is that he still claims to be pro-gun!

Nearly immediately after the vote, he was shouting at our members at a gun show in Big Lake, claiming that we were lying.

The votes don’t lie Kevin.

He was the only member of the Mat-Su Valley’s representation in Juneau to vote yes to table/kill the amendment which would have allowed Campus Carry.

He seems to be completely detached from the reality of his actions and votes.

Please add your name to those calling him to accountability here.

If Mr. McCabe has an ounce of integrity left, he should resign.

Victory! Tyrannical 2nd Amendment Suppression OVERTURNED!

Alaskans like you who are committed to no-compromise gun rights demanded the full repeal of the tyrannical gun range ordinance, and were rewarded with a unanimous vote to fully repeal the Mat-Su Borough’s tyrannical overreach and suppression of our 2nd Amendment rights.

There were 2nd Amendment advocates and speakers demanding the full repeal, and Alaska Gun Rights:

  • Organized calls and emails demanding full repeal.
  • Recruited 2nd Amendment enthusiasts to attend and speak.
  • Educated and mobilized the pro-gun constituents to hold their Assemblymembers accountable.
  • Kept the pressure on the Assembly to bring a full repeal.
  • Delivered well over a THOUSAND petitions demanding full repeal!
(Delivering your petitions to the Borough Assembly)

And you’ve been with us every step of the way – THANK YOU!

But the work isn’t done. We went to Fairbanks this past weekend to get the word out about two dangerous bills introduced in the Alaska Legislature:

  • Adam Wool and Steve Thompson’s dangerous “Home Invasion Incentive Act,” HB 203.
  • Geran Tarr and Harriet Drummond’s radical “Red Flag” gun confiscation bill, HB 122.

You stood up and defended your gun rights on Tuesday night, and we won a critical victory.

Let’s keep taking the fight to the enemy and make sure our 2ndAmendment rights are never suppressed by anti-gun extremists again.

Repeal Mat-Su Borough Anti-Gun Range Red-Tape Ordinance Tuesday

The repeal of the Anti-gun Range Red-Tape ordinance is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Mat-Su Assembly meeting… AND the Mat-Su Assembly needs to hear from you!

Time to stand up and make your voice be heard in defense of your right to keep and bear arms!

SHOW UP 6pm Tuesday, at 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer, AK 99645, and offer your testimony in support of the repeal when it is time on the agenda.

If you can’t make it in person, call in at 855-225-2326, and offer your testimony over the phone.

(When the Mayor announces audience participation or a public hearing you would like to speak to, press *3; you will hear “Your hand has been raised.” When it is your turn to testify you will hear “Your line has been unmuted.” State your name for the record, spell your last name, and provide your testimony.)

We need more gun ranges built to increase the safe handling and training of future hunters, marksmen and firearm enthusiasts. Not less.

When we repeal the red-tape range restrictions at the borough level, one of the many hurdles that gun ranges have to jump through to become a reality, is removed.

Repealing this red tape will also protect the existing gun ranges from being strangled out of existence in the future!

Demand that MSB 17.68 be entirely repealed. No amendments. Total repeal.

You can make a difference in reclaiming rights that should never have been lost, to begin with.

This is a significant step towards reclaiming your rights and the repeal of the Anti-gun Range Red-Tape ordinance.

Politicians are on notice and we won’t stand idly by while they try and steal our rights!

Make your voice heard on Tuesday – show up, and protect your right to keep, bear, and shoot your guns here in the Mat-Su!

And bring your range buddies with you on Tuesday night!

Thank you!

PS: If you’re able, could you chip in a generous contribution of $10, $25, or $50, to help us to keep fighting against the gun-grabbers and their schemes?

Alaska Gun Rights Mat-Su Candidate Survey Results

Alaska Gun Rights has completed a candidate survey of the Mat-Su Borough candidates running for Assembly and Mayor of the Mat-Su Borough. Here are the results.

Tam Boeve’s Anti-Gun record:

Sponsoring and voting for Resolution 19-083

Voted against Resolution 20-018

Voted to pass Ordinance 20-025

Voted against reconsideration of Ordinance 20-025

Voted to sustain Halter’s veto of reconsideration of Ordinance 20-025

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How Liberty Is Lost

Termed-out Borough Mayor Vern Halter, staged a last-minute betrayal when he effectively blocked the anti-gun range ordinance from being repealed during the Mat-Su Borough Assembly’s meeting on December 1st.

It was his “Christmas Present” to the anti-gun extremists.

He “vetoed” the reconsideration motion, which would have caused the ordinance to be reconsidered by the gun-friendly Assembly majority.

Halter abused his authority and ignored the vast majority of people testifying against this anti-gun range scheme, leading to controversy and possible legal challenges to his illegitimate actions.

While the lawyers wrestle over the legality of Halter’s betrayal, we’re not backing off or backing down on this fight.

It’s time to redouble our efforts and replace the anti-gun Borough Mayor with a pro-gun Mayor.

But we can’t stop there. We’ve also got to screen and recruit more pro 2nd Amendment Allies to run for the Assembly seats up for election next year.

Don’t let Halter’s betrayal discourage you: we gained ground on the assembly this year, and with your help we can do it again next year.

And electing more pro 2nd Amendment candidates are critical to repealing this travesty and regaining the lost freedom that the anti-gun extremists are stealing from us.

Mayor Vern Halter showed his true colors. His eagerness to go out of his way to support the anti-gun extremists’ schemes, has shown just where he stands on your gun rights.

While deceitfully claiming to support gun ownership and ranges, he went out of his way to attack your gun rights, and has become a willing puppet for the anti-gun extremists.

I’m personally grateful to you for your standing up to oppose this tyranny and to defend your rights to keep and bear arms.

While we didn’t get the result we hoped for, we will continue to fight.

We’re not backing down. We’re not going away.

Together, we’ll find more pro 2nd Amendment allies to protect – and restore – our right to exercise and bear arms in the Mat-Su.

But if we don’t stand together, if we don’t work side by side to replace anti-gun liberals on the Assembly, they’ll take more than our right to build and operate gun ranges.

If you’re able, could you please chip in a generous contribution of $10, $25, or $50, to help us to keep fighting against the gun-grabbers and their schemes?

Protect Mat-Su Gun Ranges

Assemblymembers Tim Hale and Stephanie Nowers refused to support your rights during the February Mat-Su Borough meeting.

Assemblymembers Tim Hale and Stephanie Nowers have voted against our Second Amendment Rights as assemblymembers on the Mat-Su Borough Assembly.  Their latest actions to restrict the free exercise of our rights, have included voting to bring more red-tape regulations designed to strangle existing ranges and prevent new ranges from being built in the MatSu Borough.

Tell Tim Hale and Stephanie Nowers to stop bringing more red-tape regulations designed to strangle existing ranges and prevent new ranges from being established.

We need more gun ranges, not less!

The borough planning department is expected to bring a new version of this ordinance before the Mat-Su Assembly at the November 17th Assembly meeting, where they are expected to vote on whether to put it into law or not. 

This is the time to tell Tim Hale and Stephanie Nowers to vote NO!

Tell Tim Hale and Stephanie Nowers to Defend your rights! They need to hear from you!

Send them the message now!

Protect MatSu Gun Ranges

Assemblymember Dan Mayfield has consistently voted against our Second Amendment Rights as an assemblymember on the MatSu Borough Assembly.  His latest actions to restrict the free exercise of our rights, have included voting to bring more red-tape regulations designed to strangle existing ranges and prevent new ranges from being built in the MatSu Borough.

We need more gun ranges, not less!

He voted against gun ranges at this meeting, and twice at this meeting!

The borough planning department is expected to bring a new version of this ordinance before the MatSu Assembly, where they would vote on whether to put it into law or not.

This is the time to tell Mayfield to vote NO!

Send him a message that you expect him to support the right to keep and bear arms the next time the ordinance comes up for a vote! Send him the message now!

Major Anchorage Firearm Retailers Reopened

You did it! Mayor Berkowitz finally relented and removed his unlawful restrictions against major firearm retailers Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, and Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Even though these major firearm retailers are now serving customers again, this took far too long and you paid far too high a price.


The Mayor of Anchorage trampled on your Second Amendment Rights by unconstitutionally closing these firearm retailers in Anchorage. Violations of our rights like this must never go unchallenged.


It is a very dangerous precedent (and slippery slope) when we let the enemies of freedom and liberty attack our rights, and undermine those rights by exploiting incremental and cloaked attacks, like we just experienced.


If this would have been left unchallenged, it would have emboldened those enemies in their future attacks. Your voice, along with hundreds of other voices was heard and a modicum of sanity has been restored, for the moment.


Thank you for adding your voice and standing up for your liberties during this critical time.
Your efforts have made an impact and this couldn’t have been accomplished without your help!

If you’re able, could you chip in a generous contribution of $10, $25, or $50, to help us to remain standing in the gap when the gun-grabbers launch their next scheme?

Demand Mayor Berkowitz Reopen Anchorage Gun Stores – Sign the Petition

Mayor Berkowitz has unconstitutionally closed firearm retailers in Anchorage.

Decreeing the forced closure of Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, and the Sportsman’s Warehouse, is a violation of Alaska Statute 29.35.145(a), which makes it illegal for him to limit the sale of firearms within the Municipality of Anchorage.

His recent conduct infringes on the right to keep and bear arms, guaranteed in the Constitution of the State of Alaska (Article I, Section Nineteen), and by the United States Constitution. Further, this conduct is in conflict with his own emergency order issued on March 20, 2020. The “Hunker Down Order,” lists specific business that are deemed essential and to remain open, including critical businesses:

“Item 5. f. Food cultivation, including fishing, hunting, farming, and livestock;”

His actions are also contrary to the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines that these retailers are to remain open.

This puts more people out of work during this crisis, contributing to the huge jump in unemployment, while at the same time making everyone less safe. Especially as the court system has decided to release many criminals from jail.

He has violated Alaska Statute 11.76.110, Interference with constitutional rights and an immediate investigation should be started by the Governor.

Please send in your petition now, demanding that the Mayor reverse his actions and that the Governor initiate an immediate investigation into these actions!

Wall of Shame – MatSu Borough Assembly 2020

These four MatSu Borough Assemblymembers, have shown their total disregard for the freedom to keep and bear arms, and the Second Amendment.

They have claimed to support the Second Amendment, while at the same time voting against it. They voted to direct the Borough planners to create more red-tape for shooting ranges in the Borough. This will harm existing ranges as well as make future range development even more difficult than it already is. What good are your Second Amendment rights, if you have no place to exercise them?

Their shameful behavior has earned them a place on this Wall of Shame.

Assembly members Tam Boeve, Stephanie Nowers, Tim Hale and Dan Mayfield voted in favor of 20-025 and against 20-018.” [LINK]

Dan Mayfield and Tam Boeve also voted against the Second Amendment in their votes regarding this original ordinance of 2019. [LINK]

Dan Mayfield, District 5
Tam Boeve, District 7 (Sponsor of anti-Second Amendment legislation)
Stephanie Nowers, District 2
Tim Hale, District 1

Trump Admin Names Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown.

The DHS guidelines list as essential: