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Commentary: 'Yes' is the smart vote on Ballot Measure 2

...didn't stop: It went underground and encouraged lawless behavior. Criminals knew they could prey upon otherwise law-abiding citizens. When alcohol prohibition was lifted in 1933, this crime disappeared and new businesses opened across the state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-04/commentary-yes-smart-vote-ballot-meas
Opinion
Man with traffic complaint arrested on outstanding Washington warrant

...never showed up for supervision."While the Washington DOC renewed the warrant every year, Whisenant has been a law-abiding citizen in Juneau. He is a homeowner with wife and kids, he told the judge during his arraignment in Juneau District Court...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-04/man-traffic-complaint-arrested-outstand
Local
Students fire back at concealed carry bill

...after consulting with fellow students in Anchorage last fall."As we have seen throughout the country, when law abiding citizens are rendered defenseless and prohibited from carrying firearms for self-defense, deranged lunatics wreak havoc...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-11/students-fire-back-concealed-carry-bill
State | AK legislature
Concealed carry on campus?

...constitution and state law."A news release from Coghill's office states: "Current state law does not prohibit law abiding citizens from carrying concealed firearms on UA Campuses."The bill does allow for exceptions, however. For example...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/concealed-carry-campus
State | AK legislature
Easton engineers JDHS ice offense

...good. A good steak, any meat. I can't really narrow it down, they are all so good."His favorite movie is Law Abiding Citizen; favorite musical group is Avicii; and his favorite book is Lord of the Rings.His hobbies, aside from hockey...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-16/easton-engineers-jdhs-ice-offense
Sports
Bloomberg pressures donors over gun control votes

...have prevented Newtown and other mass shootings.Heitkamp said she felt the bill would place undue burdens on law-abiding citizens. Begich said the measure would have undermined Second Amendment rights. Baucus said he was voting in accordance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-12/bloomberg-pressures-donors-over-gun-con
State | Local
Second round of prefiled bills includes proposal for armed school employees

...proper treatment."But Lynn distanced his bill from the broader debate over gun ownership rights."I think law-abiding citizens ought to be able to defend themselves, but that's a whole separate issue," said Lynn. "Somebody will be trying...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-11/second-round-prefiled-bills-includes-pr
State
Letter: Justice system seems to favor criminals

...For those of us who have been exposed to criminals we have no doubt that they think and feel differently than law abiding citizens, and will continue to do so most of their lives. Just riding on city busses here and in Anchorage leaves no doubt...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-12-02/letter-justice-system-seems-favor-cri
Letters
Alaska editorial: In support of new laws protecting gun rights

...fence when they passed legislation that bars confiscation of legally owned, possessed and carried firearms from law-abiding citizens during disaster emergencies. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. John Coghill, R-North Pole, and a host...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051906/opi_20060519004.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and don't resent it I consider many of these folks to still be my friends and I still feel they are decent, law abiding citizens and members of the community. ``I don't need the right to own a Browning machine gun,'' I will argue to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031700/Ope_wiley.shtml

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