Fairbanks high school students will walk out of classes on Friday afternoon in  a local observance of a nationwide event to mourn gun-violence victims and to call for changes in the nation’s gun laws and policies. The Gun Control Walkout is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. at all three high schools in Fairbanks.

Central Alaska Militia

A local militia leader is organizing an anti-gun-control rally that’ll be held next month in downtown Fairbanks, one of five to be held around the state to show support for the Second Amendment and other political causes.

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly will consider an ordinance during tonight’s regular meeting that would allow Borough employees to carry firearms to work.  Assemblyman Lance Roberts is sponsoring the ordinance. “Right now, the state of Alaska doesn’t allow the Borough to regulate how people carry, own or sell a lot transport or a lot of other things dealing with firearms,” says Roberts.

Fairbanks, AK - It’s not illegal to carry a concealed weapon in Alaska and the state doesn’t require a permit. But according to a seventeen-year-old policy created by the University of Alaska Board of Regents, guns are amongst a number of weapons that are not allowed on University property.  On December 8th, a former employee violated the weapons policy, carried a gun into the University of Alaska Fairbanks library and shot himself the incident sparked questions about how the policy is enforced.