Alaska's latest "stand your ground" bill has passed the House of Representatives.
HB24, by Rep. Mark Neuman, would remove certain criteria that people must meet before they have a right to use deadly force as a means of self-defense.
Today, Alaskans are allowed to take lethal action if they reasonably believe it is necessary to save their life or protect themselves against certain violent crimes. However, a person isn't allowed to use such force if they know they can avoid it by leaving the area - unless they are in their home, workplace or protecting a member of that person's household.
The only problem with passing this bill in Alaska is that there just aren't that many black youth to kill in that state. Maybe you can stand your ground against black bears or something