Alaska Gun Rights, a Mat-Su based group that works to defend the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, has released the results of a survey sent to Mat-Su Borough Assembly candidates.

The survey addresses the highly controversial, and vigorously resisted effort to implement new gun range regulations in the Mat-Su. After narrowly voting to approve gun range regulations in 2020, the borough assembly repealed the unpopular law in March of 2022.

Consisting of just one-question, the survey was sent to all seven candidates running vying for one of three assembly seats that are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

The question asked: “Will you oppose any anti-gun range proposals?”

Five candidates said they would oppose proposals that are anti-gun range. These candidates were: Rob Yundt (District 4), Clayton “Mokie” Tew and Bill Gamble (District 5), and Dmitri Fonov and Kerby Coman (District 6).

Two other District 6 candidates, Jackson Abney and Stafford Glashan, refused to respond to the survey. This prompted Alaska Gun Rights President Rick McClure to question whether they are “trying to hide” anti-gun views from conservative voters in the Mat-Su.

“Some candidates have refused to come clean with their positions on gun rights in the Mat-Su,” McClure noted in a message to gun rights advocates. “Both of these candidates should be opposed this coming election day.”


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Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Thank you for this information and the links Mr. Davidson!

  • HomeschoolersToldYou says:

    Kerby Coman wants to make the MatSu an official 2nd Ammendment sanctuary and supports gun rights as God given. . He is a business owner and employs about 40 people throughout the state.

    Compared to the other candidates, he is by far the best candidate

  • Living in the Mat Su says:

    Stafford Glashan supported restrictions on shooting ranges as a planning commissioner.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    For your information which won’t make a damn bit of difference: Palmer corrections has a beautiful gun range much of which was built by the inmates! It’s a least a mile away from the prison itself as a stand alone facility. How do I know about it? I wired it and did all the electrical on it. How about we shut the hell up about things like this, force the state to allow those who paid for it access to use it! Maybe there is more pressing issues! Resolve the perverse issue attacking our children! Shut the systems down, stop funding them if they insist on wickedness and communism! This sobering reminder is for a society that is drunk with self absorbency!