Citizens militia schedules rally at Alaska Capitol

The Juneau branch of the Alaska Citizens Militia has scheduled a rally on the steps of the state Capitol.

The group is calling the event a “.223 day of resistance.” The rally is scheduled for Feb. 23.

Thom Buzard is chairman ad-hoc of the Juneau Alaska Citizens Militia. He says the group is holding the rally because it believes law-abiding gun owners are being penalized for the actions of criminals.

He says he expects 300 to 400 people to attend.

The group is a branch of the Alaska Citizens Militia, which was founded by Norm Olson. Olson described the group as confederation of smaller militias around the state. He says each branch varies in size from about 15 to 50 members.