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Gun Laws In Alaska

Gun Laws In Alaska

Gun laws in Alaska differ from many other state's gun laws. For example, no state permit is required for shotguns, rifles or handguns. In fact, there is no permit required to carry a concealed weapon in Alaska. However, individuals may obtain a concealed weapon permit for those states which recognize Alaska gun permits.


The gun laws in Alaska would be considered more relaxed than many states. However, there are some restrictions listed in the Alaska gun laws. For example, individuals that have been convicted of felonies may not purchase or own a gun in the state of Alaska. Individuals that knowingly transfer ownership or possession of a gun to a convicted felon could be prosecuted under Alaska gun laws.


Like all states, Alaska complies with federal gun laws, but does not impose many more restrictions than the federal government does.




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