In February an NRA-supported federal law went into effect permitting people who may legally carry firearms to do so in many previously gun-free national parks. Three months later, a backpacker chose to exercise the new right while hiking in Alaska’s Denali National Park.
Walmart was never much of a gun store. It is now less of one. Walmart announced, as a response to the criminal actions of mass-murderers, that it’s going to stop selling handguns in Alaska (Walmart previously stopped selling handguns everywhere else) and will stop selling “short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition” in stores all over America (it stopped selling modern sporting rifles in 2015, though it kept selling less-politically incorrect semi-automatic rifles).
Donald Edwin Young, an Alaskan congressman who has served on NRA’s board since first being elected in 1995, passed away on March 15, 2022, aged 88, while traveling to his home state.
There are official state seals, birds and flowers—and over the last four years, six states have also adopted state firearms.