Alaska Gun Laws
Open Carry: Allowed by state law. Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested State Parks: Any non-felon may carry a firearm for self-defense Restaurants Serving Alcohol: A person commits the crime of misconduct involving weapons in the fifth degree if the person knowingly possesses a loaded firearm on the person in any place where intoxicating liquor is sold for consumption on the premises; HOWEVER, one is exempt if one is at a restaurant and did not consume intoxicating liquor at the place. Firearms at Colleges: Schools individually decide the weapons policy. Firearms at K-12 Schools: Alaska permittee must unload and encase gun. Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions Suppressor Ownership: Lawful Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Loaded, concealed firearms may be carried anywhere in the vehicle by anyone 21 yrs of age or older Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform across state Permit Training Requirements: Must take a state approved handgun course which shall include knowledge of Alaska law relating to firearms and deadly force, familiarity with the basic concepts of safe and responsible use of handguns, knowledge of self-defense principles, and physical competence with a handgun. Permit Issuing Authority: Alaska State Police May/Shall Issue: Shall issue State Website: link Length of Permit Validity: 5 years Permit Application Process: Apply in person at an office of the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Trooeprs, or a municipal police department authorized to accept Alaska permit applications. Best to review the required paperwork on the state site. Non-Resident Permits: Alaska does NOT issue permits to non-residents Places Off Limits: A public or private school for grades K-12, including the school grounds, parking lot or on a bus
while used for a school sponsored activities, unless the person carrying the firearm has the permission
of the chief administrative officer of the school or the school district.
Note: a person 21 years of age or older who is not a student may possess an unloaded firearm in the
trunk of a motor vehicle or encased in a closed container of a motor vehicle.
Any place where intoxicating liquor is sold for consumption on the premises, except a restaurant
where the person carrying the firearm did not consume intoxicating liquor.
Any licensed child care facility if the facility is other than a private residence.
Within a courtroom or office of the Alaska Court System, or within a courthouse that is occupied
only by the Alaska Court System and other Justice-related agencies.
Within a domestic violence or sexual assault shelter that receives funding from the state.
Within another person's residence, unless the person carrying the firearm has first obtained the
express permission of an adult residing there to bring the firearm into the residence.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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