This is a discussion on Alaska Concealed Laws within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok, I'm new to Alaska (1 year resident) and know very little of the laws, so if anybody else is from AK, please feel free ...
Ok, I'm new to Alaska (1 year resident) and know very little of the laws, so if anybody else is from AK, please feel free to correct me.
First, I live about 200 miles from Anchorage/Palmer and about 250 miles from Fairbanks, so it may take a while for me to take a Concealment class.
Alaska does not require a permit to conceal, though as I understand one cannot carry on a school (public only?), bar/liquor store, while intoxicated, into a police station or other government building and banks.
Does anybody know if there are other places where I would be limited in carrying?
I've heard different theories about Anchorage and Fairbanks. Some people day carrying concealed in both cities is illegal, others say one or the other, and still others say that neither city can legally enact a law which is more stringent than state regs.
Anybody know about these laws or other pertinent information I may need here in AK?
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I don't live in Alaska (anymore), but the main thing that caught my eye while looking over the web info was it appears you need the homeowner's permission to enter their home while carrying.
Sweet, it's good to see another Alaskan. As far as the CCW laws here go...
1. No permit required to carry concealed or openly IF you're 21 and older with a clean criminal background
2. Places you canNOT carry are bars, schools (K-12), courthouses, federal buildings, and any residence where you have NOT received expressed permission from the owner to carry within that dwelling.
One of the biggest reasons the Alaska State government decided to do away with the permit requirement is because many people like yourself live out in the bush, and CCW classes aren't easily accessible, but cities are forbidden from making stricter laws than state law.
As far as people telling you that you need a permit to carry within the bigger cities here, that is NOT true. I personally emailed the Department of Public Safety, and they told me the permit is not required to carry anywhere in the state of Alaska. I even asked a few police officers, and employees at local gun stores here in Anchorage.
Even though the permit is not required, the permit is still offered which I find to be nice. I decided to get mine anyway in case I want to do some traveling, and the training is nice to have as well.
With all that out of the way, I'd like to welcome you to The Last Frontier!
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