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Young Welcomes Secretary Zinke’s Actions to Lift Ammo Ban

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today welcomed Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s actions to overturn a final-hour rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to significantly restrict sportsmen’s access and Second Amendment rights upon federal lands: “The Obama administration’s final hour assault on our nation’s sportsmen and gun owners – a ban on commonly used lead-based ammo and fish ta... Read more »

Young Responds to President’s Executive Actions on Guns

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today shared the following video message is response to the Obama Administration’s executive actions on guns in the United States: Congressman Young shares thoughts on executive actions to further restrict Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans (click here to watch). “January 5th, 2016 will go down in history as one of the saddest days in A... Read more »

Young Comments on Pending Executive Order to Further Restrict Second Amendment Rights of Law Abiding Citizens

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today shared the following statement in response to actions reportedly being taken by the Obama Administration to further restrict Second Amendment rights of law abiding Americans: “When the President doesn’t get his way – on immigration, healthcare, gun control – it seems he operates in some sort of parallel universe, one void of Congress and the Co... Read more »

Young Defends 2nd Amendment on House Floor

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today spoke on the House floor in defense of the 2nd Amendment: Congressman Young speaking on the House Floor (click here). “Given the challenges we face today, it is unproductive, dangerous and distracting for the White House and those in Congress to assert that terrorists are free to purchase firearms, and that law enforcement groups are unaware or... Read more »

ATF Halts Proposed AR-15 Ammo Ban

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Fairbanks, AK – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today shared good news with Alaskan sportsmen, gun owners, and Second Amendment advocates following the ATF’s announcement to halt a proposal to ban one of the most commonly used rifle bullets in America, the M855 or green tip. “A week ago, 238 of my colleagues and I wrote the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to demand it halt... Read more »

Congressman Young: ATF Ban on AR-15 Ammo Interferes with Second Amendment Rights

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Washington, D.C. – In response to a recent proposal by the Obama Administration to ban ammunition commonly used for the AR-15 rifle, Alaskan Congressman Don Young and 238 of his House colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Director H. Todd Jones to express their deep concerns for the proposed rule change. “The Obama Administration’s ac... Read more »

House Passes Sportsmen’s Package with Congressman Young Polar Bear Provision

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Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young took to the House floor yesterday in support of his polar bear provision within H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which allows for the importation of specific polar bear trophies taken during sports hunts in Canada prior to May 15, 2008, the date the polar bear was listed under the Endangered Species Act. ... Read more »

Rep. Young Statement on President Obama's Gun Control Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Alaskan Congressman Don Young today released the following statement after President Obama announced his gun control plan: “I have serious concerns with the statements made today by President Obama and take issue with the President's call for banning aesthetically altered rifles and shotguns and certain magazines. “This is a dangerous limitation on a family's ability to defend ... Read more »

ATF Responds to Requests from Congressman Young

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Following up on a request made by Alaskan Congressman Don Young during a May 18th meeting with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Deputy Director Tom Brandon, the ATF presented an open letter at an Anchorage seminar of Alaskan Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs). The request was made by Rep. Young in order to clarify residency requirements for rural Alaskans who do not possess... Read more »

Rep. Young Meets With ATF over Gun Store Visits

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Following up on a letter he sent demanding answers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding ATF agents inquiring about gun store records, Alaskan Congressman Don Young met with ATF Deputy Director Tom Brandon today. The letter, sent on April 24, called on the ATF to explain why its agents had been visiting Alaskan gun dealers and asking for copies of their gun s... Read more »

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