by The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska is among the states expanding gun rights as new state laws take effect Thursday.
Gov. Sean Parnell has signed "the Firearms Freedom Act," which exempts firearms, accessories and ammunition made and kept in state from federal gun regulations.
The firearms in question also must have "Made in Alaska" stamped on them.
A similar law enacted in Montana last year is leading to a constitutional showdown over the reach of Congress into state borders.
As for other states, New Mexico and Virginia gun owners with permits will be able to carry concealed weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol. And in Indiana, workers can store guns in locked cars on their employers' property.