Alaska Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Alaska Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:Yes
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:No
Prohibited Locations:
  • Schools
  • School parking lots
  • Liquor-selling establishments except restaurants (no liquor for permit owner)
  • Child-care buildings
  • Licensed assisted-living facilities
  • Court room or court system offices
  • Domestic and sexual assault shelters
  • Private residences w/o owner permission
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:Yes
Store In Vehicle:Yes
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:Yes
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Alaska PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes
Licensing Age:

Additional Resources

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Alaska Pistol Permit News

Carrying Firearms In Public In Alaska: The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of American citizens to possess and carry firearms. While federal gun laws exist, the specific regulations regarding gun ownership in the United States are primarily determined by individual state governments. As a result, approaches to gun control vary greatly among the 50 states. Open carry refers to the act of openly wielding a firearm, whether it is partially or fully visible. In Alaska, individuals are permitted to openly carry both long guns and handguns. Concealed carry, on the other hand, involves carrying a firearm in public without it being visibly displayed. Concealed firearms can be carried in backpacks, purses, or holsters hidden under clothing. In Alaska, it is legal to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.