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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Maintaining Records of Gun Sales in Alaska.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 26 November

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Retention of Sales and Background Check Records in Alaska

In Alaska, any person engaged in the business of buying and selling secondhand articles must maintain a book, in permanent form, in which the person must enter in legible English at the time of each purchase or sale:

(1) the date of the transaction;
(2) the name of the person conducting the transaction;
(3) the name, age, and address of the customer;
(4) a description of the property bought, which includes, for any firearm bought, the name of the maker, the serial, model, or other number, and all letters and marks inscribed;
(5) the price paid;
(6) the signature of the customer.

Alaska has no other law requiring the retention of sales or background check records, or requiring the reporting of sales of firearms to a state or local agency…

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