The Alaskan measure passed in the state House, with 27 Republicans and 13 Democrats, by a vote of 32-1. It passed 19-0 in the Senate Wednesday. There are 12 Republicans and eight Democrats in the state Senate.
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Note the spin in the article. Similar to so much media spin on this issue we again see the media slant in this article. The spin appears to be telling us that "if you want security, then you must sacrifice your freedom". This is the classical illusion put forth by gangster regimes since the beginning of time. We are expected to believe that somehow we will be more "secure" if we only agree to give up our "freedom". Another word for extracting something of value via threat of violence is "extortion".