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 After narrowly voting to approve gun range regulations in 2020, the borough assembly repealed the unpopular law in March of 2022.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.”
— To see where Mat-Su Assembly and School Board candidates stand on other key issues, click here.