The federal government shouldn't be dictating what's allowable for Alaska's legal gun owners, she said.
"I am so offended by that, Mr. Speaker," Millett said.
Other gun bills also are moving quickly through the Legislature. House members are poised to consider on Wednesday Millet's resolution urging President Obama to rescind his 23 executive orders related to firearms and safety, and urging Congress not to pass laws that restrict gun rights.
Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, again is backing a "stand your ground" bill expanding the use of deadly force in self defense. House Bill 24 was being heard in House Finance on Monday. He proposed a similar bill in the last Legislature that cleared the House but died in the Senate Finance Committee.
Gov. Sean Parnell hasn't taken a position on Chenault's bill or Millett's resolution -- he generally doesn't speak out on resolutions -- but backs "stand your ground," his spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow, said in an email.
On House Bill 69, Republicans all backed it, and Democrats were split. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins of Sitka and Harriet Drummond, Gara, Gruenberg and Josephson of Anchorage voted against it. Anchorage Democrats Chris Tuck and Geran Tarr, who are part of the Democrat minority, joined with the Republicans.
Tuck asked for a reconsideration vote, which is set for Wednesday. Tuck wants to give the absent Rep. Scott Kawasaki, a Fairbanks Democrat and National Rifle Association lifetime member, a chance to vote for the bill, aides said.
As to the scarves, Millett said she and Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, bought them at Nordstrom. They passed them out to female legislators in the Republican-led caucus.
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