Dept. of Law investigating Facebook post from Alaska State Commission for Human Rights

Dept. of Law investigating Facebook post from Alaska State Commission for Human Rights

Gun Rights

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — According to a statement from Gov. Mike Dunleavy, the Dept. of Law is actively investigating a post made by the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Facebook page. While the original post has been deleted, screenshots show a picture of a bumper sticker that says "Black Rifles Matter" below a silhouette of an assault rifle. The caption of the photo read "In what world is this OK?" Comments from the commission on the thread asserted the notion that the bumper sticker is racist. The owner of the truck, Brent Linegar, says he was parked at the commission offices while making repairs to the building’s roof. He took to Facebook afterwards to defend his business, prompting thousands of post shares and comments on the matter of Second Amendment rights. Before Linegar was made aware of the posts online, he found a note on his windshield which read "Please do not park this truck with that offensive sticker in this parking lot." The note was written on the back of a business card from Marti Buscaglia, the executive director of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. It was accompanied by a card from Kendall Rhyne, a parol and probation officer with the State of Alaska. "Everybody wants to speak their piece, sometimes they leave a note on your car," Linegar said. "I honestly wasn’t going to let it go any further than that." Then Linegar learned that photos of his truck were online, and that an email […]

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