Alaska Governor Sarah Palin [on July 10, 2009 in Fairbanks] has signed House Bill 201 into law. The bill, sponsored by Representative Craig Johnson, changes the expiration date of a concealed handgun permit from five years from the date of issue to the person’s birthday. “The right to own guns and use them responsibly is something I and many other Alaskans cherish,” Governor Palin said. “We have to be vigilant to protect the rights of individual Alaskans to own and use guns. I appreciate the work of our legislature in standing up for the Constitution” (Second Amendment, 2009, Â¶1).
The governor also signed four resolutions. HJR 17, sponsored by Representative John Harris, urges Congress not to pass HR 45. The federal legislation would put burdensome licensing and registration controls on individual gun owners (Second Amendment, 2009, Â¶2).
SJR 10, sponsored by Senator Joe Thomas, urges Congress to pass S 371. The legislation would ensure that citizens of each state who are licensed or authorized by their home state to carry a concealed weapon, could do so in another state as long as they comply with the laws of that state. Currently, states offer this right of reciprocity through individual agreements that can vary from state to state (Second Amendment, 2009, Â¶3).
HJR 27, sponsored by Representative Mike Kelly, reasserts states’ rights. The resolution reminds the federal government that the 10th Amendment limits the scope of federal powers to those specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more (Second Amendment, 2009, Â¶4).
SJR 3 is a resolution sponsored by Senator Gene Therriault. The resolution expresses support to Congress for repealing the ban on carrying a firearm on National Park Service lands. Congress did so in May, and the repeal becomes effective February 2010 (Second Amendment, 2009, Â¶5).
There is no elected official anywhere in this nation or in any part of the world for that matter who is as strong an advocate for our right to keep and bear arms as Governor Palin. This is why a gunsmith custom made a .50 Beowulf AR-15 type rifle in her honor as documented here:
Governor Palin is a life member of the National Rifle Association. She is proficient with rifles likely up to .375 H&H Magnum, 12 guage shotguns, and of course the M-4/M-16. Anything within 300 yards of her that she locks in on is hers…Give her a .338 Lapua with some minimal training and her effective range extends to a mile. Lest anyone forget, she is a veteran moose hunter and through all stages from the hunt to the taking, to the field-dressing, butchering, cooking and serving. Governor Palin is one few women alive today who do this.
Over the past several months, this blog editor has read numerous accounts on social network sites of how Governor Palin’s likeness — a picture, action figure, or even a life-sized cardboard cut-out — stands guard over gun closets, racks, cabinets, and gun stores across the nation.
Obama meanwhile is often honored sarcastically as “employee of the month” in gun stores — because his threatened attempts to gut the Second Amendment are responsible for the big spike in gun sales since his election. Talk about a stimulus plan….
Her likeness stands guard over where ever we store our guns (to include this editor’s gun closet), because Governor Sarah Louise Heath Palin is the guardian angel of the Second Amendment.
Governor Palin signs legislation in Fairbanks. (2009, July 10). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved July 11, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1963