On Monday, February 14, the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 80 by a 4 to 1 vote. This legislation would remove the duty-to-retreat in Alaska. HB 80 now moves to the House Finance Committee.
Under existing law, there is no-duty-to-retreat if a person is in their home, business, or on their own property. Introduced by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-15), HB 80 would extend the right to use force, including deadly force, for self-defense anywhere a person has a legal right to be.
Your NRA will continue to update you on the status of HB 80 as it progresses through the Alaska Legislature.