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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Alaska.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 8 March
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Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Alaska
Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.
Alaska prohibits a person from possessing a concealable firearm (i.e., handgun) after having been convicted of a felony or adjudicated a delinquent minor for conduct that would constitute a felony if committed by an adult by any court. However, this prohibition does not apply if the felony was not an offense against a person and a period of 10 years or more has elapsed between the date of the person's unconditional discharge and the date of the violation.
In 2010, Alaska repealed a law that prohibited a person intoxicated by liquor or a controlled substance from possessing a handgun.
Alaska law prohibits a convicted felon from residing in a dwelling knowing that there is a concealed firearm in the dwelling.
Alaska has no law preventing firearm purchase or possession by:
- Violent misdemeanants;
- Persons with mental illness; or
- Persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders…