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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Location Restrictions in Alaska.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 31 July

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Other Location Restrictions in Alaska

A concealed weapons permit holder in Alaska may not carry a concealed handgun "anywhere a person is prohibited from possessing a handgun under state or federal law."

The state prohibits any person from knowingly carrying a concealed weapon in the residence of another without his or her permission.

Alaska generally prohibits the knowing possession of a loaded firearm, carried openly or concealed, in any location where liquor is sold for consumption on the premises. It is an affirmative defense, however, if:
1) the loaded firearm is a handgun that is covered or enclosed so that an observer cannot determine that it is a handgun without removing it from, or opening, that which covers or encloses it; and
2) the possession occurred at a restaurant and the defendant did not consume intoxicating liquor.

Alaska prohibits the knowing possession of a firearm carried openly or concealed by any person within:

- The grounds of, or on a parking lot immediately adjacent to, a child care center (other than a private residence);
- A courtroom or office of the Alaska Court System, or a courthouse that is occupied only by the Alaska Court System and other justice-related agencies; or
- A domestic violence or sexual assault shelter that receives funding from the state.

Alaska has no statute prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:

- Parks;
- Hospitals;
- Places of worship;
- Sports arenas;
- Gambling facilities; or
- Polling places.

ID: Q7852

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