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Governor Parnell signed HB 319 into law today, which makes CLEO signatures on ATF Form 4 mandatory within 30 days for all applications submitted by qualified applicants.

The relevant text:

Sec. 18.65.810. Execution of federal firearms forms. (a) The chief
administrative officer of a municipal police department for a person who resides in the
municipality and the head of the Alaska state troopers for a person who resides in the
state but does not reside in a municipality with a police department shall execute
within 30 days federal firearms forms required to be submitted by the person as a
transferee of a firearm if the person is qualified under state law to possess the firearm.

Alaska now becomes, to my knowledge, the first "shall issue" state, with respect to NFA weapon transfers.

Kudos to Representative Mike Hawker who sponsored this law, and Governor Parnell who signed it! It's great to live in the most gun-friendly state in the Union!!
 

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Go's well with our "Anybody can carry conceled without license" Vermont stly CC laws.......... Now to get other states to reciprocate...

Seems to me to be unAlaskan if you dont have a gun ~~LOL!!~~

Ahhhh yes, Liberty is sweet :D
 

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I believe Maryland has a "shall issue" signature by state police for a number of years, and also, that there are a couple other state that have "shall issue" CLEO signature as well.

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I JUST listened to APRN news (APRN.org) and they said the bill was PROTECTION FROM THE FEDS for people who manufacture FIREARMS and AMMO for in state use, 'cause if it aint passing state lines, it aint fed businesss....

I think they just shot torpedoes at the Volkermcmlure act here.....Make a full auto, for yourself, dont sell it or have it leave the state, and it aint Federal business...and therefore not Federally Taxable......Wow.....

http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=5387
 

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Governor Parnell Signs Three BillsFirearms, Goldstream Public Use Area
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

No. 10-0102



May 27, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation relating to firearms. House Bill 186, the Firearms Freedom Act sponsored by Representative Mike Kelly, establishes that a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is made either commercially or privately in Alaska and that remains in the state is not subject to federal law or regulation.



“HB 186 is about our individual freedoms as Americans,” Governor Parnell said. “It’s about providing for and protecting our families. It’s about standing up for state’s rights. And it frees the State of Alaska from restrictive federal firearm regulation and allows us to take responsible firearm regulation into our own hands.”

House Bill 319 changes statutes on Alaska concealed handgun permits. HB 319, sponsored by Representative Mike Hawker, clarifies that a permit does not have to be surrendered when it expires or when a permit holder moves out of the state. The bill also clarifies that an expired permit can be displayed, as long as the permit holder is not claiming that it is a valid permit. It also requires the Department of Public Safety to mail a notice to the permit holder at least 90 days prior to the expiration of a permit.

Governor Parnell also signed legislation making the Goldstream Public Use Area (GPUA) permanent. The GPUA encompasses nearly 2,000 acres of state land and has a growing network of trails and is utilized year round by outdoor enthusiasts. It was established in 1990 by Senator Bettye Fahrenkamp and Representative Mike Davis and was set to sunset on July 1. Senate Bill 195, sponsored by Senator Joe Thomas, repeals the sunset provision.



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The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act is a separate bill. HB 319 is the one that makes CLEO signatures mandatory.

I was unaware that other states had such laws in place.
 

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It is a bit ironic that the states are moving to the state plice in some cases to handle CLEO singatures, since here in Vermont, the State Police signed in the eighties and early ninties, but then decided to return it to local LEO. The commissioner of Public Safety, head of the VSP, would sign during those years, or any of the commanders of local barracks. It wasn't "shall sign", but the State Police would always sign unlike a number of sheriffs and CLEOs in towns and counties. So, an applicant could well expect to get a signature from the SP, which was good.

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NJ firearms law:
2C:58-3(f). Purchase of firearms

"...the licensing authority who shall investigate the same and, unless good cause for the denial thereof appears, shall grant the permit or the identification card, or both, if application has been made therefor, within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application for residents of this State and within 45 days for nonresident applicants. A permit to purchase a handgun shall be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issuance and may be renewed by the issuing authority for good cause for an additional 90 days.

However ... court ruled that "administrative delays for "investigation" were ok. Well, that turned into accepting any excuse under the sun for why the local PD just can't seem to get around to doing their (mandated by law) job. Too backed up, not enough manpower, the guy who does it is on vacation ... and the list goes on. SIX MONTHS or more does not seem to be an unreasonable delay ...
In some locals, it has been rumored that if the Police Chief or someone on the department does not like you, your application just never gets processed, lost in the paperwork, etc.

Suits challenging this have been prepared for filing but are pending SCOTUS ruling to have a solid legal foundation which the state courts will have to uphold.
 
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