Alaska Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Alaska Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Alaska gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Alaska can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Alaska State Constitution

"A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people. All government originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the people as a whole."

"The right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government shall never be abridged."

Alaska Gun Laws

Alaska Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Alaska Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Alaska Concealed Handgun Permits (Source: Alaska Department of Public Safety)
Alaska Department of Public Safety Frequently Asked Questions - Firearms & Ammunition (Source: Alaska Department of Public Safety)

Alaska Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting/Trapping License Overview (Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
License & Tag Prices (Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
Hunting License Online Store (Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
Hunter Information and Training (HIT) Program (Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Alaska Shooting Ranges

State Shooting Ranges (Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Alaska Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Alaska NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Alaska State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Alaska Gun Shows and FFLs

Alaska Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Alaska Gun Shows (Source:
Alaska FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Alaska Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Alaska's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Alaska Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Alaska Public Officials (Source:

Alaska Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Alaska State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Alaska State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Alaska Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Alaska Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Alaska State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Alaska State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Alaska (Source: Tax Foundation)