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Overview for Alaska

Alaska is one of the few states that allows concealed carry, without a permit.

In fact you don’t really need a permit in Alaska. Most people that have one, use it for other states that honor Alaska’s permits. Most of Alaska firearm regulations are easy going compared to most states.

There is a law in Alaska that allows people under the age of 18 to own a firearm. However, this goes against federal law, which says that citizens must at least 18 or older to possess a firearm.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Alaska.

Alaska Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Alaska Magazine Capacity


Alaska allows the use of extended magazines without any restrictions.

Does Alaska have a gun buy back program?

Alaska does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Does Alaska have an inheritance gun law?

Alaska does not have an inheritance gun law.

Alaska FAQ

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