Legal guns are a reality for police, especially in states with open-carry or concealed-carry laws. But there’s no consistent guidance for either gun owners or police on how to react to such weapons.
Even as violent and property crimes fall, more Americans are carrying concealed handguns. Many think having a gun makes them safer, but the decision to shoot is a serious one with grave consequences.
Bill sponsor Fairbanks Republican Sen. Pete Kelly says students would be safer if there were more guns on campus.
Alaska has one of the most liberal gun laws in the country. It’s one of four states that do not require a permit for carrying a concealed weapon.